absorber absorber  /əb ˈzɔr bər/


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


  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.


  • 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


  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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