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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10,245,188 Method and Apparatus for Making Absorbent Structures with Absorbent Material: Hans Adolf Jackets, Mechernich, Germany; and Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Hofheim, Germany.
The company deployed boom and absorbent material to contain and collect the oil.
"Absorbent material, such as sand, sawdust or cat litter must be available to catch any spillage."
In their work, the researchers have demonstrated how the designed structure achieves extraordinary sound absorption using an apparently contradictory strategy: the sound attenuation increases when the quantity of absorbent material is reduced.
I walked on the site and talked to the foreman and said: "Why not erect or suspend from above two large screens of noise absorbent material, one each side of the hammer?" This would not only take the nerve incising edge off the noise but direct it upward.
The researchers have produced a new absorbent material, called a 'metal-organic framework', which has remarkable selectivity for separating CO2 from nitrogen.
Key improvements from the original kit include a double layer of noise absorbent material together with an upgraded aluminum chassis that has greater resistance to drill rod vibration.
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. They received Patent No.