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The cause of this absorptive power is still very imperfectly known.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
The second quality in a soil on which its absorptive power depends is the fineness of its particles.
By the absorptive power of a soil is meant its capacity for drinking in any water with which its particles may come in contact.
Perhaps a dark ring of absorptive or occulting matter encircles the nebula in nearly the same plane with the luminous whorls.Astronomy|David Todd
This belief in the absorptive virtue of the onion is prevalent even at the present day.Folk Lore|James Napier