absorbent

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adjective ab·sor·bent \-bənt\
variants: or less commonly

absorbant

Definition of absorbent

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

absorbent

or less commonly

absorbant

noun

Examples of absorbent in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of absorbent

Latin absorbent-, absorbens, present participle of absorbēre


First Known Use: 1694

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ABSORBENT Defined for English Language Learners

absorbent

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adjective ab·sor·bent \-bənt\

Definition of absorbent for English Language Learners

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


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
variants: also

absorbant

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Medical Definition of absorbent

  1. :  able to absorb <absorbent gauze>

absorbent

also

absorbant

noun


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