Definitions for absorbent
æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-ab·sorbent
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absorbent material, absorbentadjective
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"
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.
Etymology: First attested in 1718. From absorbens, present active participle of absorbeo.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A medicine that, by the softness or porosity of its parts, either causes the asperities of pungent humours, or dries away superfluous moisture in the body. John Quincy
Etymology: absorbens, Lat.
There is a third class of substances, commonly called absorbents; as, the various kinds of shells, coral, chalk, crabs eyes, &c. which likewise raise an effervescence, and are therefore called alkalis, though not so properly, for they are not salts. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
Absorbent refers to a material or substance that has the ability or capacity to soak up or absorb another substance, often liquids or gas. It involves the retention or intake of a substance within its internal structure. Examples include a sponge absorbing water, or activated charcoal absorbing gases.
Absorbent refers to any material or substance that has the ability to soak up, assimilate or take in a liquid, substance, or energy. It describes the characteristic of being able to hold, retain, or contain something, often within its internal structure. Common examples include a sponge absorbing water or a diaper absorbing moisture.
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
Etymology: [L. absorbens, p. pr. of absorbere.]
A type of material with the ability and capacity to absorb.
Tissue, napkins, kitchen towel and cloths are absorbent.
Submitted by MaryC on October 27, 2016
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The numerical value of absorbent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of absorbent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- поглъщащ, попиващBulgarian
- absorbentCatalan, Valencian
- absorbentti, imukykyinenFinnish
- absorberend, wateropnemendDutch
- absorvedor, antiácido, absorventePortuguese
- абсорбент, абсорбирующий, гигроскопичныйRussian
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