absorbent

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ab·sor·bent

adjective \-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

Related to ABSORBENT

Synonyms
bibulous, spongy, thirsty
Antonyms
nonabsorbent

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

ab·sor·bent

adjective    (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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