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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
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felszívó
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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
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