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ab·sor·bent

 (əb-zôr′bənt, -sôr′-)
adj.
Capable of absorbing a liquid or gas: absorbent cotton.
n.
A substance that is capable of absorbing.

ab·sor′ben·cy n.

absorbent

(əbˈsɔːbənt; -ˈzɔː-) or

absorbant

adj
able to absorb
n
a substance that absorbs
abˈsorbency n

ab•sorb•ent

(æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-)

adj.
1. capable of absorbing heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to absorb.
n.
2. a substance that absorbs.
[1710–20; < Latin]
ab•sorb′en•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absorbent - a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substanceabsorbent - a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
sorbent, sorbent material - a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption
sponge - a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
absorber - (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
absorbent cotton - cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
Adj.1.absorbent - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"
nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive - not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids)

absorbent

adjective porous, receptive, imbibing, spongy, permeable, absorptive, blotting, penetrable, pervious, assimilative The towels are highly absorbent.

absorbent

adjective
Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up:
Translations
مَاص ، مُمْتَص
pohlcujícísavý
felszívó
gleypinn, sem getur sogiî í sig
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absorbent

[əbˈzɔːbənt]
A. ADJabsorbente
B. CPD absorbent cotton N (US) → algodón m hidrófilo

absorbent

[əbˈzɔːrbənt] adjabsorbant(e)absorbent cotton n (US)coton m hydrophile

absorbent

absorbent

[əbˈsɔːbənt] adjassorbente

absorb

(əbˈzoːb) verb
1. to soak up. The cloth absorbed the ink I had spilled.
2. to take up the whole attention of (a person). He was completely absorbed in his book.
abˈsorbent adjective
able to soak up. absorbent paper.
abˈsorption (-ˈzoːp-) noun

ab·sor·bent

a. absorbente; que puede absorber.

absorbent

adj absorbente
References in classic literature ?
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The cherub stood helplessly rubbing his chin and looking on, but on the whole was inclined to welcome this diversion as one in which, by reason of the absorbent properties of hysterics, the previous question would become absorbed.
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Includes super absorbent polymers used extensively in industry.
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