Definitions for absorptive
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ab•sorp•tionæbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-(n.)
the act of absorbing.
the state of being absorbed.
assimilation by molecular or chemical action.
the removal of energy or particles from a beam by the medium through which the beam propagates.
Origin of absorption:
1590–1600; < L absorptiō <absorb(ēre) to absorb
having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
"as absorbent as a sponge"
Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.
Having the capability of withstanding abuse or stress.
Origin: Derivative of absorb
having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe