[ab-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp-]
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Origin of absorptive

1655–65; < Latin absorpt- (stem of absorptus absorbed; see absorption) + -ive
Related formsab·sorp·tive·ly, adverbab·sorp·tive·ness, nounnon·ab·sorp·tive, adjectiveun·ab·sorp·tive, adjectiveun·ab·sorp·tive·ness, noun
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Related Words for absorptive

assimilative, bibulous, penetrable, permeable, spongy

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absorptive in Medicine


  1. Absorbent.
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