- absorbed dose,
- absorbent cotton,
- absorbent vessel,
- absorbing well
Origin of absorbent
Examples from the Web for absorbent
There is a smell of death about him now; no hospital deodorants or rubber gloves or absorbent pads can take it away.Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father|Adam Hochschild|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Remove from oil and let cool on absorbent towels to remove excess grease and reserve.
Strips of gauze or absorbent cotton saturated with the solution should now be applied and renewed only occasionally.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Can they forget the absorbent powers of carpet tissues, and the horrors of next morning to non-smokers, perhaps to ladies?
A rubber hot-water bag was filled with absorbent cotton containing all the nitroglycerin it would hold.Dynamite Stories|Hudson Maxim
When this thick manner of painting is adopted, an absorbent canvas should always be used.The Practice and Science Of Drawing|Harold Speed
The absorbent cotton in my ears was transformed into gun-cotton, so explosive the insistent drumming of the motor-engine.Unicorns|James Huneker
1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative absorbens), present participle of absorbere (see absorb).