sorbent

noun
sor·bent | \ˈsȯr-bənt \

Definition of sorbent 

: a substance that sorbs

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However, the main weakness of sorbent booms is that they can only be used once. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "New 'Sponge' Material Can Absorb 90 Times Its Weight in Oil," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of sorbent

circa 1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorbent

Latin sorbent-, sorbens, present participle of sorbēre to suck up — more at absorb

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sorbent

noun
sor·bent | \ˈsȯr-bənt \

Medical Definition of sorbent 

: a substance that sorbs

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