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absorbent

[əb′sȯr·bənt]
(materials)
A material which, in contact with a liquid or gas, extracts one or more substances for which it has an affinity, and is altered physically or chemically during the process.

absorbent

A material which, owing to an affinity for certain substances, extracts one or more such substances from a liquid or gas with which it is in contact, and which changes physically or chemically, or both, during the process.
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9,763,836 Apparatuses and Methods for Making Absorbent Articles: Paul Anthony Kawka, Kelso Township, IN; Uwe Schneider, Cincinnati, OH; and Gary Dean LaVon, Liberty Township, OH.
An absorbent article comprising a top-sheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, wherein the article further comprises at least two volume indicators; wherein at least one volume indicator comprises a masking layer comprising a water-soluble colorant and a stationary color layer comprising a permanent colorant; wherein a first volume indicator with a first masking layer has a first thickness and a second volume indicator with a second masking layer has a second thickness, and wherein the second thickness is at least about two times thicker than the first thickness.
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Array of Disposable Absorbent Articles Having a Sequence of Graphics Corresponding to a Wearer's Stages of Development: Gregory Ashton, Cincinnati, OH; Molly Kelly Grovak, New York, NY; Kaoru Ishihara, West Chester, OH; and Deborah Ann Vargo, Wyoming, OH.