ALL meanings of absorbent

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  • adjective absorbent Absorbent material soaks up liquid easily. 3
  • adjective absorbent able to absorb 3
  • noun absorbent a substance that absorbs 3
  • adjective absorbent capable of absorbing moisture, light rays, etc. 3
  • noun absorbent a thing or substance that absorbs 3
  • adjective absorbent that soaks up liquid 1
  • noun absorbent (of a material) able to soak up liquid easily. 1
  • adjective absorbent capable of absorbing heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to absorb. 1
  • noun absorbent something that absorbs: Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill. 1
  • noun absorbent Anything which absorbs. 0
  • noun absorbent (physiology, pluralized, now rare) The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants. 0
  • noun absorbent (medicine) Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance, e.g., iodine, which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts. 0
  • noun absorbent (chemistry) A liquid used in the process of separating gases or volatile liquids, in oil refining. 0
  • adjective absorbent Having the ability or tendency to absorb; able to soak up liquid easily; absorptive. 0
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