absorbency


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absorbency - the property of being absorbentabsorbency - the property of being absorbent  
permeability, permeableness - the property of something that can be pervaded by a liquid (as by osmosis or diffusion)
nonabsorbency - the property of not being absorbent

absorbency

noun permeability, receptiveness, retentiveness, ability to soak up or take in, sponginess, porousness, permeableness, perviousness You can use two nappies for extra absorbency at night.
imperviousness, impermeability, impermeableness
Translations

absorbency

[əbˈzɔːbənsɪ] Nabsorbencia f

absorbency

[əbˈzɔːrbənsi] npouvoir m absorbant

absorbency

nSaug- or Absorptionsfähigkeit f

absorbency

[abˈsɔːbənsɪ] ncapacità d'assorbimento
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Independent studies reveal that synthetic fibers, incorporated in the 1970s to increase absorbency, amplify toxins of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
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Department of Agriculture reported the first superabsorbent polymer (7), various methods have been tried to enhance their absorbency, gel strength, and absorption rate and to expand their application fields (8-10).
96 million in damages, the jury found Procter & Gamble's superiority claims for comfort, absorbency, and protection to be false and misleading.
Most new tissue machine installations incorporate through-air-drying (TAD) technology as a way to impart softness, bulk, and absorbency to tissue and towel grades.
Using sanitary pads or alternating them with tampons greatly reduces the risk of toxic shock syndrome, but if you do decide to use tampons exclusively, use products with the lowest absorbency that meets your needs.
This new product combines the high image quality afforded by photo-grade media with the ink absorbency of other media types.
It is not the only central concern; the necessary strength or the absorbency are natural product properties today, which are not discussed or advertised anymore (not totally true for absorbency).