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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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Absorbent Napkin, Particularly For Infant Diaper Pads (4,883,479), Colgate-Palmolive: This patent is for an absorbent article made of a base sheet of fluid impervious material, a topsheet of a fluid pervious nonwoven and an absorbent pad between.
Disposable Diaper (4,892,528), Uni-Charm: A disposable diaper with a thick absorbent core has been patented.
Disposable Diaper Pantie (4,917,696), Peaudouce: This disposable diaper has an absorbent between an impervious backing sheet and a permeable inner liner.
The outer layer is water impervious, the inner liner is a thin absorbent and the core, sandwiched between the outer layer and inner liner, is of the water absorbent material.
Disposable Underpants (4,880,423), Lyel Green, Roy, UT: These are disposable underpants made up of a sheet of composite materials that include a waterproof layer and at least one absorbent layer cut to an hourglass shape.
Sanitary Napkins Having Flaps And Stress Relief Means (4,917,697), Procter & Gamble: This patent is for a sanitary napkin with a flap along a line of the juncture of the absorbent extending laterally outward to a distal edge.
Absorbent Article With High Capacity Surge Management Component: No.
Thin Curved Absorbent Article Having Elasticized Edges: No.
Elastic Net-Like Substrate Having A Layer Of Fibers Pre-Bonded Thereto For Use In An Absorbent Article: No.
Absorbent Article Having Inflected Barrier Cuffs And Method For Making The Same: No.
Absorbent Article Having Blended Multi-Layer Absorbent Structure With Improved Integrity: No.
Absorbent Article Having A Selectively Weakened Pocket Cuff: No.