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(of material) not absorbing or holding liquid
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(ˌnɒn æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-)

1. incapable of or resistant to absorbing heat, light, moisture, etc.
2. a substance that does not absorb.
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Adj.1.nonabsorbent - not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids)
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"
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