absorber

[ ab-sawr-ber, -zawr- ]
/ æbˈsɔr bər, -ˈzɔr- /

noun

a person or thing that absorbs.
Physics. a material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs neutrons without reproducing them.

Origin of absorber

First recorded in 1785–95; absorb + -er1
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absorber

/ (əbˈsɔːbə, -ˈzɔː-) /

noun

a person or thing that absorbs
physics a material that absorbs radiation or causes it to lose energy
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