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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 ?
In the Southern Ocean the winter is not so excessively cold, but the summer is far less hot, for the clouded sky seldom allows the sun to warm the ocean, itself a bad absorbent of heat: and hence the mean temperature of the year, which regulates the zone of perpetually congealed under-soil, is low.
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.
Historically, nursing has turned to absorbent products such as adult briefs as one of the primary means of managing incontinence.
China's Gas Absorbent Production, Capacity and Demand
When incontinence is deemed treatment-resistant, a range of absorbent products and collection devices are available to maintain dryness and comfort, while keeping both skin and dignity intact.
Includes super absorbent polymers used extensively in industry.
Patented is an absorbent article comprising: a topsheet; a backsheet: and an absorbent core comprising a superabsorbent polymer composition having an initial absorbent capacity of at least about 5 grams saline per gram of superabsorbent polymer composition; a first triggering mechanism having a first release time of between about 5 and 60 minutes; and a second triggering mechanism having a second release time that is different than the first release time; wherein the superabsorbent polymer composition has a second absorbent capacity of at least about 25% greater than the first absorbent capacity as measured by the mCRC Test wherein the absorbent core is disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet.
Super Absorbent Company Reports Exceptional Performance of Its Soil Input in Preliminary Results from Major Growers' Trial
An absorbent article comprising an absorbent structure, the absorbent article being divided into three portions: a front portion, a back portion and a crotch portion disposed between the front portion and the back portion, the absorbent structure comprising an absorbent core, the absorbent core having a dry thickness at a crotch point of the article of from about 0.
OTC: IABS), a leading manufacturer and marketer of absorbent products made from waste wood pulp, reported today that it has expanded export of its Industrial Division products with the addition of new distributors in the Far East.
In response to increased domestic and international sales demand for its eco-friendly soil inputs, Super Absorbent Company (www.