su·​per·​ab·​sor·​bent ˌsü-pər-əb-ˈsȯr-bənt How to pronounce superabsorbent (audio)
: extremely absorbent
superabsorbent diapers

Examples of superabsorbent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The global manufacturing company, based in Tennessee and part of the Chemical Manufacturing Industry, produces superabsorbent polymer, water soluble polymers and emulsion products that include materials like diapers, fabrics, paint and detergent agents. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, 21 Aug. 2020 The superabsorbent sponge may not be of much use in the kitchen, but selective sucking of oil could be very helpful in cleaning up oil spills in the ocean. Sarah Zhang, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superabsorbent was in 1914

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“Superabsorbent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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