One who or whatever absorbs
- (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
- person who, or what, digests.
someone who leeches down another individual.
(letter.) A person who, or what, digests.
In the absorption machine the cooling water has to take up about twice as much heat as in the compression system, owing to the ammonia being twice liquefied - namely, once in the absorber and once in the condenser.