[ verb ] (chemistry) become imbued; of liquids, light, or gases, in chemistry
Used in print(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
The photochemical_exchange occurs with a quantum yield of the order of unity in the liquid phase at 65 ` using light absorbed only by the * * f .
The light was filtered by the soft_glass window of the thermostat thus ensuring that only light absorbed by the chlorine and not by the carbon_tetrachloride could enter the reaction cell .(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
In the first few experiments * * f was passed_through Dowex-2-chloride twice and absorbed twice with 50 - 100 mg sweet_clover tissue powder .
The intermediate sera were also similarly absorbed with tissue powder .
In our work the best procedure for removing substances causing nonspecific staining in_order to obtain specific conjugates was to pass the conjugates through a DEAE-cellulose column and in some cases to absorb the first and second milliliter fractions with sweet_clover tissue powder .
[ verb ] (education) take up mentally
"he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
Used in print(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
Besides , it 's important to the way a painter thinks that he should move in a certain atmosphere , an atmosphere in which he may absorb the ideas of other masters , as Durer went_to Italy to meet Bellini and Mantegna '' .
[ verb ] take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"
Used in print(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
( 2 ) The conjugates as_well_as the intermediate sera were absorbed for 30_minutes with 20 - 50 mg of proteins extracted from healthy sweet_clover stems .(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
The Colonial_Light_and_Power_Company was succeeded by the Vermont_Hydro-Electric_Corporation , which in_turn was absorbed by the Central_Vermont_Public_Service_Corporation .
[ verb ] (business) take up, as of debts or payments
"absorb the costs for something"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
Operating_budget for the day_schools in the five counties of Dallas , Harris , Bexar , Tarrant and El_Paso would be $ 451500 , which would be a savings of $ 157460 yearly after the first year 's capital outlay of $ 88000 was absorbed , Parkhouse told the Senate .
[ verb ] cause to become one with
"The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
Used in print(The Wall Street Journal...)
Denver itself collects a 1 % sales_tax which is to be absorbed in the higher area tax .(Schuyler Cammann, "The Magic Square of Three in...)
Then , if the middle number is activated to its greatest potential in_terms_of this square , through multiplying it by the highest number , 9 ( which is the square of the base number ) , the result is 45 ; and the latter is the total sum of all the numbers in the square , by which all the other numbers are overshadowed and in_which they may be said to be absorbed .
[ verb ] engross (oneself) fully
"He immersed himself into his studies"
Used in print(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
There was no reference to the incident on the stairs , his powers being absorbed by this more immediate business .
[ verb ] assimilate or take in
"The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"