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beta blocker any of a class of drugs that inhibit the absorption of adrenalin and the activity of the autonomic nervous system, and are used to control the heartbeat and relieve angina and hypertension.
endothermic of, concerning, or characteristic of a chemical process accompanied or caused by absorption of heat. (Cf. exothermic.)
lead poisoning chronic or acute poisoning caused by the ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin of lead or lead salts, characterized by anemia, constipation, abdominal pain, or convulsions, and sometimes resulting in paralysis or coma.
malabsorption deficient absorption of nutrients by the intestinal tract.
mercerize to treat (cotton thread or cloth) with sodium hydroxide to increase its strength, dye absorption, and luster.
monomania excessive interest or absorption in a particular idea or subject; obsession; fixation. [1/2 definitions]
narcissism excessive love of or absorption in oneself; egocentricity. [1/2 definitions]
osmosis a gradual, subtle, and usu. unconscious absorption, as of ideals or mannerisms. [1/2 definitions]
pharmacokinetic of or related to the absorption, processing, and elimination of a drug by the body, or to the field of pharmacokinetics.
pharmacokinetics the study of the absorption, processing, and elimination of drugs by the body. [1/2 definitions]
phosphor any of a variety of substances that become luminescent from the absorption of radiation.
phosphorescence the emission of light with little heat that results from the absorption of radiation and persists after the radiation exposure has ceased. [1/2 definitions]
photoconductive displaying a change in electrical conductivity upon absorption of light or other radiation.
photoelectron an electron whose emission from a substance is induced by the absorption of electromagnetic radiation such as visible light.
photoemission the emission of photoelectrons from a surface, esp. a metallic one, induced by the absorption of electromagnetic radiation such as visible light.
photolysis the chemical breakdown or decomposition of matter caused by the absorption of light.
repel to resist integration or absorption. [1/7 definitions]
saprozoic of or designating the absorption of dissolved organic or inorganic material for nutrition, as by protozoans. [1/2 definitions]
saturation point the limit beyond which no further absorption can occur. [1/2 definitions]
saturnine of or relating to the absorption of lead, as in a physical disorder resulting from lead poisoning. [1/4 definitions]
sop to soak up (a liquid) by absorption (usu. fol. by "up"). [1/6 definitions]