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absorbent

adjective ab·sor·bent \-bənt\

Simple Definition of absorbent

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of absorbent

  1. :  able to absorb <as absorbent as a sponge>

absorbent also absorbant noun

Examples of absorbent in a sentence

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



Variants of absorbent

also absorbant play \-bənt\

Origin of absorbent

Latin absorbent-, absorbens, present participle of absorbēre


First Known Use: 1718

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ABSORBENT Defined for Kids

absorbent

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adjective ab·sor·bent \əb-ˈsȯr-bənt, -ˈzȯr-\

Definition of absorbent for Students

  1. :  able to draw in or soak up <absorbent paper towels>




Medical Dictionary

absorbent

adjective ab·sor·bent

Medical Definition of absorbent

  1. :  able to absorb <absorbent gauze>

absorbent also absorbant noun


Variants of absorbent

also absorbant \-bənt\play


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