/ (ˌsɔːbɪˈfeɪʃənt) /


inducing absorption


a sorbefacient drug


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Word Origin for sorbefacient

C19: from Latin sorbē (re) to absorb + -facient
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Medical definitions for sorbefacient

[ sôr′bə-fāshənt ]


Promoting absorption. Used of a medicine or an agent.

Other words from sorbefacient

sor′be•facient n.
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