absorptive

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

adjective

able or tending to absorb; absorbent.

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Origin of absorptive

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

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Medical definitions for absorptive

absorptive
[ əb-zôrptĭv ]

adj.

Absorbent.
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