Definitions for absorbentæbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorbent material, absorbent(adj)

    a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance

  2. absorbent, absorptive(adj)

    having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

    "as absorbent as a sponge"

Wiktionary

  1. absorbent(Noun)

    Anything which absorbs.

  2. absorbent(Noun)

    Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance, e.g., iodine, which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts.

  3. absorbent(Noun)

    The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.

  4. absorbent(Adjective)

    absorbing liquids; swallowing; absorptive.

    Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.

  5. Origin: First attested in 1718. From absorbens, present active participle of absorbeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absorbent(adj)

    absorbing; swallowing; absorptive

  2. Absorbent(noun)

    anything which absorbs

  3. Absorbent(noun)

    any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts

  4. Absorbent(noun)

    the vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants

  5. Origin: [L. absorbens, p. pr. of absorbere.]


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