absorptive

[ ab-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp- ]
/ æbˈsɔrp tɪv, -ˈzɔrp- /

adjective

able or tending to absorb; absorbent.

Nearby words

  1. absorption costing,
  2. absorption dynamometer,
  3. absorption edge,
  4. absorption hygrometer,
  5. absorption spectrum,
  6. absorptivity,
  7. absquatulate,
  8. abstain,
  9. abstainer,
  10. abstemious

Origin of absorptive

1655–65; < Latin absorpt- (stem of absorptus absorbed; see absorption) + -ive

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Medicine definitions for absorptive

absorptive

[ əb-zôrptĭv ]

adj.

Absorbent.

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