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absorbent

adjective ab·sor·bent \-bənt\

: able to take in and hold liquid : able to absorb liquid

Full Definition of ABSORBENT

:  able to absorb <as absorbent as a sponge>
absorbent also absorbant noun

Variants of ABSORBENT

ab·sor·bent also ab·sor·bant \-bənt\

Examples of ABSORBENT

  1. <highly absorbent material that is really good for wiping off automobiles>

Origin of ABSORBENT

Latin absorbent-, absorbens, present participle of absorbēre
First Known Use: 1718

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absorbent

adjective ab·sor·bent   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ABSORBENT

:  able to absorb <absorbent gauze>
absorbent also absorbant noun

Variants of ABSORBENT

ab·sor·bent also ab·sor·bant \-bənt\

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