Material used to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs, for example, anesthesia circuit and basal metabolism equipment.Noun something that absorbs : Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.Ask the Editors, word Games.

Absorbent (ab-sr'bnt) Avoid the misspelling absorbant.Having the ability or tendency to absorb ; able to soak up liquid easily; absorptive.

Having the power to soak up or take into itself a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat.A tissue structure, lymphatic or other vessel, involved in absorption.Take THE quiz, test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.