Definitions for absorbentæbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ab•sorb•entæbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-(adj.)
capable of absorbing heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to absorb.
(n.)a substance that absorbs.
Origin of absorbent:
1710–20; < L
absorbent material, absorbent(adj)
a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
"as absorbent as a sponge"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
absorbent(adjective)æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-
able to take in liquid
super absorbent paper towels
Anything which absorbs.
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.
The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.
absorbing liquids; swallowing; absorptive.
Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.
Origin: First attested in 1718. From absorbens, present active participle of absorbeo.
absorbing; swallowing; absorptive
anything which absorbs
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
the vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants
Translations for absorbent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
able to soak up
- مَاص ، مُمْتَصArabic
- absorventePortuguese (BR)
- savý, pohlcujícíCzech
- absorberende; opsugendeDanish
- جذب کنندهFarsi
- mampu menyerapIndonesian
- gleypinn, sem getur sogið í sigIcelandic
- absorbējošs; uzsūcošsLatvian
- boleh menyerapMalay
- absorberende, (opp)sugendeNorwegian
- جذب کنندهPersian
- جذب كوونكىPashto
- pijavý, absorbujúci, pohlcujúciSlovak
- absorberande, uppsugandeSwedish
- 具吸收力的Chinese (Trad.)
- всмоктувальний, абсорбційнийUkrainian
- 能吸收的Chinese (Simp.)
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