Definition of absorbative
: absorptive He had enjoyed the life with the peculiar appropriative, assimilative, absorbative gust of the typical schoolboy. — L. B. Walford, Longman's Magazine, 1893 … mycorrhizae increase the absorbative power of root systems … by 10 to 1,000 times. — Rachel Foster, Eugene Weekly, 8 Nov. 2007
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