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absorbent

adjective
variants: also absorbant

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able to soak up liquids especially readily
  • highly absorbent material that is really good for wiping off automobiles

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The first known use of absorbent was in 1694

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“Absorbent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absorbent. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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