non·​ab·​sor·​bent | \ ˌnän-əb-ˈsȯr-bənt How to pronounce nonabsorbent (audio) , -ˈzȯr- \

Definition of nonabsorbent

: lacking the capacity to absorb : not absorbent nonabsorbent fabric a hard, nonabsorbent surface

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Recent Examples on the Web The board is reversible; it can be flipped and used as an ungrooved pastry board designed for mixing or rolling out dough, an advantage of its nonabsorbent surface. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 25 Apr. 2022 The dog shelter shall be facing south or east, away from the prevailing winds; (2) Bedding, such as wood shavings, straw or other nonabsorbent material shall be provided in sufficient quantity for insulation against cold and damp. Iris Katz,, 20 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of nonabsorbent

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonabsorbent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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