\ɐbsˈɔːbənts], \ɐbsˈɔːbənts], \ɐ_b_s_ˈɔː_b_ə_n_t_s]\
Definitions of ABSORBENTS
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[L.] A system of delicate vessels, pervading the entire body, whose function is to take up substances and convey them into the mass of the circulating fluid. Of these, the Lacteals [L. lac, milk] convey the chyle from the stomach and intestines ; the Lymphatics [L.] absorb all redundant matter throughout the body (Lymph). A drug which stimulates such vessels is called absorbent, e.g. calomel.
By Henry Percy Smith
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- legal doctrine stating person receives money or other through no effort of his own, at expense another, recipient should return to rightful owner, even if property was not obtained illegally. Most courts will order that the be returned party who has suffered loss brings a lawsuit. 1. Benefit retention with no consideration of return where it can be reasonably expected. 2. Money obtained that is not a gift the beneficiary needs to make restitution for.