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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.
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absorbent

(əbˈsɔːbənt; -ˈzɔː-) or

absorbant

adj
able to absorb
n
a substance that absorbs
abˈsorbency n
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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.
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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)
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absorbent

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

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

absorbent

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

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

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absorbent

[əbˈsɔːbənt] adjassorbente
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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
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ab·sor·bent

a. absorbente; que puede absorber.
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absorbent

adj absorbente
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Il y a quelques mois, GFI est entre dans le capital de ValuePass Consulting, absorbant ainsi le specialiste marocain de l'integration des solutions de l'editeur allemand SAP.
Not only has the startup managed to increase absorbent properties ofby using Graphene, the recovery of the LSP 20 after it absorbs all the oil is free of leakage, so the oil does not drip back into the water while lifting out the absorbant. The LSP 20 can also be reused 7-8 times, thereby increasing its cost efficiency.
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The diet for adults was supplied via capillary acton using absorbant coton soaked in a solution of water and 10% honey (Wild Flowers, Alvorada[R], Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil), placed on voile.
Ces zones neutres ou au contraire trop pleines, sans investissement axiologique determine ou au contraire surchargees d'axiologie, seraient donc operantes, apparaitraient au-dela de la structure fondamentale au niveau superficiel et seraient regies par des phenomenes aleatoires qui permettraient de combler la saturation du sens, soit en repondant par une neutralite precisement, soit par une structure miroir absorbant le surplus de sens.
In all complexes, the absorbant peaks at higher energy are due to [pi][right arrow][pi]* teayeitioye in the aromatic N-heteeocyclee [70], and they show significant red shifts compaeed to those in the free ligands.
Miscanthus is highly absorbant, but not readily available, while rushes have been used as bedding material for hundreds of years, and is still used when cereal straw is expensive.
Absorbant lycopodium powder is applied with the palm of the hands to keep pits dry.
Commercial spawn was prepared using 250-300 guage polypropylene bags 8 x 12 [inch.sup.2] wheat/bajra grains are paraboiled, amended with Calcium sulphate and Calcium carbonate as detailed under 3:3:2 filled in polypropylene bags (200 g/bag), closed the openings of bags using PVC pipe (2.5cm dia.) piece and plugged the pipes with non absorbant cotton and autoclaved at 15 Lbs pressure for 20 minutes.
L'Algerie [beaucoup moins que] a un systeme de subvention qui est intenable, absorbant pres de 50% des depenses de fonctionnement.
As part of measures put in place to combat noise, KFC has proposed a 3.5m high fence with an absorbant sound screen to minimise disturbance and impact on privacy.