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suppressor

[sə′pres·ər]
(electricity)
In general, a device used to reduce or eliminate noise or other signals that interfere with the operation of a communication system, usually at the noise source.
Specifically, a resistor used in series with a spark plug or distributor of an automobile engine or other internal combustion engine to suppress spark noise that might otherwise interfere with radio reception.
(electronics)
(spectroscopy)
In an analytical procedure, a substance added to the analyte to reduce the extraneous emission, absorption, or light scattering caused by the presence of an impurity.
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It is true that suppressors do not quiet guns; industry experts often cringe at the popular reference to "silencers." Instead, suppressors act like a car muffler -- both devices were pioneered by the same inventor, Hiram Percy Maxim -- by cooling and dissipating the gases that emanate from the chamber as the trigger is being pulled.
The scientists set out to look at whether and how the two are connected in a chronically inflamed colon and test the hypothesis that IRF8 functions as a colorectal cancer suppressor.
The front and rear caps are welded to the assembly, creating a one-piece suppressor that has more internal volume (no external tube to take up space) and less weight, also because of no external tube.
Combined with our new line of BANSHEE SBRs, DefCan suppressors will give us a strong presence in the NFA (National Firearms Act) market.
Conversations with several gunsmiths recently revealed that some of the most profitable, ongoing work for them includes AR-15 builds (no surprise there), 9mm carbines of various makes (influenced from Pistol Caliber Carbine competition), and suppressors. All three of these are nicely put together in this offering from Desert Design & Development.
Suppressors are used to lessen the risk of damage to a person's hearing.
Called the Interchangeable Muzzle System or IMS, it consists of an effective flash suppressor that acts as a base unit for an entire system of muzzle devices.
The Micro Suppressor didn't disappoint at 40 or 50 yards either, further confirming its consistent accuracy.
9 August 2017 - US-based firearms maker American Outdoor Brands Corp.'s (NASDAQ: AOBC) firearms business, Smith and Wesson Corp., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of US-based suppressors and accessories provider Gemini Technologies, Inc for USD 10m, the company said.
Hence, MBD1 might be a tumor suppressor gene in advanced CRC.
To provide for higher test specificity, the company has developed this "amplification suppressor" strategy that can eliminate detection of Staphylococcus species or any other bacteria environmental contaminant when testing clinical specimens including blood specimens, nasal swabs, or bronchial lavages from suspected pneumonia.
A proper sound suppressor makes you a more courteous and neighborly shooter, masks the direction of the shot while hunting and preserves your capacity to assess your surroundings and communicate should you ever have to use your weapon for real, particularly indoors.