[ ab-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp- ]
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  1. able or tending to absorb; absorbent.

Origin of absorptive

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

Other words from absorptive

  • ab·sorp·tive·ly, adverb
  • ab·sorp·tive·ness, noun
  • non·ab·sorp·tive, adjective
  • un·ab·sorp·tive, adjective
  • un·ab·sorp·tive·ness, noun

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