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Definition of the adjective shock-absorbent

What does shock-absorbent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact
    • example: the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles
    • similar: absorbent / absorptive

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Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

fatlocated betweenthe eye and theorbit; provides shock-absorbent surroundings. f. phanaerosis conversion inthe tissues of invisible fatty substances into fat which canbe stained and thus become visible. f. sheep ...

Google previewThe New Wellness Encyclopedia (1995)

by University of California, Berkeley

These light weight shoes have a durable, deeply patterned outer-sole: a thick heel wedge to tilt the body forward; a firm, shock-absorbent mid- sole; and a breathable upper.

Google previewEncyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology (2005)

by Colin Hempstead, William Worthington

A durable, flexible shock-absorbent rubber, such as elastomer styrene-butadeine is commonly used in outsoles. Insoles were typically made from polymer foam, and midsoles constructed of polymer foam called EVA, for ethyl, vinyl and acetate ...

Google previewMason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack (2016)

by Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg

The feet are protected by shock-absorbent pads. Elephants on the move use a 'rack' or lateral gait or ...

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