1. absorbent material a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
  2. absorbate a material that has been or is capable of being absorbed
  3. absorbent having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
  4. absorbed retained without reflection
  5. absorber material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
  6. observed fire fire for which the point of impact (the burst) can be seen by an observer; fire can be adjusted on the basis of the observations
  7. absorbent cotton cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
  8. absurdity the state or quality of being ridiculous
  9. adsorbent material a material having capacity or tendency to adsorb another substance
  10. absorptivity (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body
  11. absorptive having the power or tendency to soak up something
  12. barbed wire strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
  13. absorptance a measure of the rate of decrease in the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (as light) as it passes through a given substance; the fraction of incident radiant energy absorbed per unit mass or thickness of an absorber
  14. observatory a building equipped to view astronomical phenomena
  15. absurd inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
  16. adsorbate a material that has been or is capable of being adsorbed
  17. perpetuate cause to continue or prevail
  18. absorption factor (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body
  19. wastewater water mixed with waste matter
  20. absorbency the property of being absorbent