adjective ab·sorb·a·tive \əb-ˈsȯr-bə-tiv, -ˈzȯr- also ab-\

Definition of absorbative

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of absorbative

absorb + -ative

First Known Use: 1846

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