absorb sound

absorb v sound Schall absorbieren [schlucken]

English-German dictionary of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. 2013.

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  • absorb — transitive verb Etymology: Anglo French asorbir to swallow up, from Latin absorbēre, from ab + sorbēre to suck up; akin to Lithuanian surbti to sip, Greek rophein to gulp down Date: 15th century 1. to take in and make part of an existent whole <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • absorb — [əb zɔ:b, sɔ:b] verb 1》 soak up (liquid or another substance). 2》 take in (information). 3》 assimilate (a lesser entity) into a larger one. 4》 use up (time or resources). 5》 reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact). 6》 [usu. as… …   English new terms dictionary

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