Definitions for absorptive

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•sorp•tionæbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-(n.)

  1. the act of absorbing.

  2. the state of being absorbed.

  3. assimilation; incorporation.

  4. preoccupation; engrossment.

  5. assimilation by molecular or chemical action.

    Category: Chemistry

  6. the removal of energy or particles from a beam by the medium through which the beam propagates.

    Category: Physics

Origin of absorption:

1590–1600; < L absorptiō <absorb(ēre) to absorb

ab•sorp′tive(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorbent, absorptive(adj)

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

    "as absorbent as a sponge"


  1. absorptive(Adjective)

    Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.

  2. absorptive(Adjective)

    Having the capability of withstanding abuse or stress.

  3. Origin: Derivative of absorb

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absorptive(adj)

    having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe


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