Definition of absorbent
: able to absorb as absorbent as a sponge
absorbentor less commonly
Examples of absorbent in a Sentence
highly absorbent material that is really good for wiping off automobiles
Recent Examples of absorbent from the Web
Changes being considered this season include altering language so that miners don't have to place absorbent pads under their dredges or use funnels during refueling.
In a memo to the mayor, aldermen and city administrator, Deal said staff members have been using bentonite, an absorbent clay, to stop the leaks temporarily.
The small plastic pots and highly-absorbent planting soil that come with most succulents are not ideal.
A full bed of shock absorbent material keeps the shoe lightweight for high-speed performance.
Harbormasters and Emerald Sea crew members used absorbent pads for the cleanup.
Cal Trans crews were asked to bring a sweeper and sand absorbent for a vehicle fluid spill about 200 feet long.
The cleaner and more absorbent any stretch of the floodplains can be kept, the cleaner and stabler everything downstream will be, all the way to Lake Erie and beyond.
Next, top with non-absorbent hard vegetables such as carrot, cucumber, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), onion, beetroot (beets) and (bell) peppers.
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ABSORBENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of absorbent for English Language Learners
: able to take in and hold liquid : able to absorb liquid
ABSORBENT Defined for Kids
Definition of absorbent for Students
: able to draw in or soak up absorbent paper towels
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