nonabsorbent

adjective

non·​ab·​sor·​bent ˌnän-əb-ˈsȯr-bənt How to pronounce nonabsorbent (audio)
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: lacking the capacity to absorb : not absorbent
nonabsorbent fabric
a hard, nonabsorbent surface

Examples of nonabsorbent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because most cities are covered in nonporous, nonabsorbent surfaces, all the grime, toxins and trash in the city are washed out by rainwater during storms — and washed into the nearby waterways, farms and oceans. Annalee Newitz, Discover Magazine, 28 May 2013 The deets: With a mesh upper, polyester lacing, removable arch support, and nonabsorbent foam, this shoe is built for wet conditions. Outside Online, 27 Aug. 2021 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, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 20 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonabsorbent was in 1789

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“Nonabsorbent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonabsorbent. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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