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  1. An apparatus in which gases are brought into intimate contact with an extended surface of an absorbing fluid so that they enter rapidly into solution. Hess
  2. The resistance and capacitance in series that is placed across a break in an electrical circuit in order to damp any possible oscillatory circuit and would tend to maintain an arc or spark when a current is interrupted. Syn: spark absorber
  3. Any material that absorbs or stops ionizing radiation, such as neutrons, gamma rays, alpha particles, and beta particles. Lyman
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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