absorption system

noun

Definition of absorption system

: a refrigerating system in which refrigeration is effected by the expansion in evaporating coils of liquid ammonia into gas which is then absorbed by water and used again after the water is evaporated

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Absorption system.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absorption%20system. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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