un·​ab·​sor·​bent ˌən-əb-ˈsȯr-bənt How to pronounce unabsorbent (audio)
: lacking the capacity or tendency to absorb : not absorbent
an unabsorbent material
a smooth, unabsorbent surface

Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unabsorbent was in 1811

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“Unabsorbent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unabsorbent. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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