absorbent material

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Noun1.absorbent material - a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substanceabsorbent material - a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
sorbent, sorbent material - a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption
sponge - a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
absorber - (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
absorbent cotton - cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
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The researchers have produced a new absorbent material, called a 'metal-organic framework', which has remarkable selectivity for separating CO2 from nitrogen.
consists of a layer of highly absorbent material sandwiched between two layers of water proof film.
Traces of petrol on hard surfaces such as concrete can more easily be detected using the absorbent material than by any other substance, according to a study by forensic scientists at Anglia Ruskin University.
The professors' version uses a refashioned metal rod with grooves instead of fiber glass that can collect the absorbent material.
2 : a piece of springy absorbent material that forms the skeleton of a sponge or is manufactured and that is used for cleaning
It should be a legal requirement that all lorries used for the movement of animals should be fitted with proper liquid collection turfs containing liquid absorbent material.
Rapra has worked on an absorbent material, while Revertex has developed latex for asphalt applications on road surfaces.
The fluid had to be covered with sand or another type of absorbent material - which then had to be removed - before traffic could resume, Hahn said.
To do this, mix trisodium phosphate (or a TSP substitute) with water and an absorbent material to make a smooth paste.
The apparatus is roughly 1 meter long and contains a column packed with an absorbent material and so-called scintillation beads.
A cladding panel system of stainless-steel woven wire cloth backed with absorbent material offers an effective solution to the problem of traffic related noise.