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absorber

[ab-sawr-ber, -zawr-]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that absorbs.
  2. shock absorber.
  3. Physics. a material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs neutrons without reproducing them.
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Origin of absorber

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

armor, buffer, safeguard, shelter, bulwark, screen, armament, cover, guard, defense, aegis, escutcheon, rampart, mail, ward, security, absorber, bumper, buckler

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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