nonabsorptive

adjective
non·​ab·​sorp·​tive | \ ˌnän-əb-ˈsȯrp-tiv How to pronounce nonabsorptive (audio) , -ˈzȯrp- \

Definition of nonabsorptive

: lacking the capacity to absorb : not absorptive a nonabsorptive material nonabsorptive insulation

First Known Use of nonabsorptive

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonabsorptive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonabsorptive. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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