- something that absorbs: Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.
Origin of absorbent
Examples from the Web for absorbency
Contemporary Examples of absorbency
Shemilt ensures the breathability and absorbency of the 95 percent bamboo fabric tops.Huma Abedin Opens Up To Harper’s Bazaar; Rumors of a Barney's New York - Jay Z Collaboration
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July 24, 2013
Historical Examples of absorbency
But the amount of absorbency required is not so great as to preclude the use of size altogether.Wood-Block Printing
F. Morley Fletcher
- able to absorb
- a substance that absorbs
1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative absorbens), present participle of absorbere (see absorb).
- Capable of absorption; able to absorb.