absorber

[ab-sawr-ber, -zawr-]
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Origin of absorber

First recorded in 1785–95; absorb + -er1
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Examples from the Web for absorber

Historical Examples of absorber

  • The absorber was not as ambitious a structure as the engine house.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • You and Gustav clean up after the storm to-morrow and go on with the absorber.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • At five o'clock Sunday afternoon, the absorber was finished.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • You will laugh at me and tell me to increase the absorber area, will you!

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • You are too much of a master there, to be merely an absorber.

    Twenty Years in Europe

    Samuel H. M. Byers


British Dictionary definitions for absorber

absorber

noun
  1. a person or thing that absorbs
  2. physics a material that absorbs radiation or causes it to lose energy
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