absorber

noun
ab·​sorb·​er | \ əb-ˈsȯr-bər How to pronounce absorber (audio) , -ˈzȯr- \
plural absorbers

Definition of absorber

: one that absorbs or takes in something a water absorber an impact absorber an eager absorber of information Tiny liquid cloud droplets are selective absorbers in that they are good absorbers of infrared radiation but poor absorbers of visible solar radiation.— C. Donald Ahrens We still command the most liquid capital markets anywhere, and there is some expectation that we will be an absorber of liquid funds from the rest of the world.— J. David Richardson — see also shock absorber

First Known Use of absorber

1696, in the meaning defined above

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“Absorber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorber. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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