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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
A substance that has the ability to take up, or absorb, another material without any chemical bonding. Examples are [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=chalk chalk], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sponge sponge], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=starch starch], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=blotting%20paper blotting paper], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=fuller%27s%20earth fuller's earth]. Sometimes a general name of 'sorbent' is used for both absorbent and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=adsorbent adsorbent] materials.
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A substance that has the ability to take up, or absorb, another material without any chemical bonding. Examples are [[chalk|chalk]], [[sponge|sponge]], [[starch|starch]], [[blotting%20paper|blotting paper]], and [[fuller%27s%20earth|fuller's earth]]. Sometimes a general name of 'sorbent' is used for both absorbent and [[adsorbent|adsorbent]] materials.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

Revision as of 13:25, 6 January 2014

Description

A substance that has the ability to take up, or absorb, another material without any chemical bonding. Examples are Chalk, Sponge, Starch, Blotting paper, and Fuller's earth. Sometimes a general name of 'sorbent' is used for both absorbent and Adsorbent materials.

Synonyms and Related Terms

absorbent material; absorber (AAT preferred)

Authority

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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