non·​ab·​sorp·​tive ˌnän-əb-ˈsȯrp-tiv How to pronounce nonabsorptive (audio)
: lacking the capacity to absorb : not absorptive
a nonabsorptive material
nonabsorptive insulation

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonabsorptive was in 1839

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“Nonabsorptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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