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absorb

[əb′sȯrb]
(chemistry)
To take up a substance in bulk.
(electromagnetism)
To take up energy from radiation.
(physics)
To take up matter or radiation.
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Let [[mu].sub.1], [[mu].sub.2], ..., [[mu].sub.n] be [gamma]-2- absorbing primary fuzzy ideals of R for some 2-absorbing fuzzy ideal y of R.
Benjamin Gross, a sixth grader at Dickerson Middle School in Marietta, Ga., has won a $10,000 scholarship for his "Pollution Absorbing Tomato," one of the more than 900 entries in the Food of the Future contest sponsored by the Council for Biotechnology Information.
OMASUM The third stomach has many layers for absorbing nutrients.
Selecting quality acoustical ceilings and wall products and taking advantage of the sound absorbing qualities of soft floor coverings will reduce the likelihood of resident agitation and stress.
Phytates interfere with the absorption of minerals, but do not completely prevent us from absorbing minerals like calcium and iron.
Everyone notices how "live" an empty room is (lack of acoustic absorbing materials) or the effect of closing a door to a noisy room (blocking the airborne transmission of sound).
He and others have found that the shape of semiconductor particles used for absorbing visible light influences the direction in which they aim the excited electrons.
"These are combinations of high- and low-density fiber and foam products, though the Ultra Light carpet does use a patented weaving process." The carpet sits on a micro-porous absorbing layer over a lightweight acoustic foam/felt, and has as typical specific weight of 1.8 kg.[m.sup.2], or 2.2 kg/[m.sup.2] less than an insulating floor module.