absorber absorber  /əb ˈzɔr bər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

Usage(s):

  1. The demands of the global food and energy market may literally be eating away at the world's largest single natural absorber of carbon dioxide.
  2. Mounted on a funny-looking ski and shock absorber, the flat-bottomed boat lightly skims the surface of the water for an ultrasmooth ride.
  3. Once formed, an ozone molecule is a good absorber of ultraviolet.

News

  • LP-13 Developed to Reduce HVAC Vibration

    The LP-13 Shake Absorber® Vibration Isolation pad, developed by Kellett Enterprises, Inc., has a 3 layer design to reduce vibration and noise under machinery including commercial and residential HVAC units. The vibration is isolated when you place a composite material between the source of vibration - your equipment - and the support structure for that equipment. Vibration in one piece of ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "I'd like to see Sarah and Milka with better equipment," Guthrie said. "Equipment has so much to do with it, because one turn on a shock absorber can make the difference between running up front and running from behind."
    on May 16, 2007 By: Janet Guthrie Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "With this great burst of income, the dollar is doing its usual shock-absorber job and going right up to take the income surge out of the economy," Mr Keating said. "Getting these terms of trade is like getting a vodka shot - the old body...
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Paul Keating Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "This powerful stimulus (to the economy) is no longer there, and the government does not have a shock absorber," Ramirez de la O said.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Rogelio Ramirez de la O Source: Kansas City Star

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