[ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr-]
- something that absorbs: Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.
Origin of absorbent
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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
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July 24, 2013
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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Word Origin and History for absorbency
1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative absorbens), present participle of absorbere (see absorb).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Capable of absorption; able to absorb.
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