[ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr-]
something that absorbs: Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.
- absorbed dose,
- absorbent cotton,
- absorbent vessel,
- absorbing well
Origin of absorbent
ab·sorb·en·cy, nounnon·ab·sorb·en·cy, nounnon·ab·sorb·ent, adjective, nounpre·ab·sorb·ent, adjective, noun
sem·i·ab·sorb·ent, adjectiveun·ab·sorb·ent, adjective
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Examples from the Web for 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|The Fashion Beast Team|July 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
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Capable of absorption; able to absorb.
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