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Absorbent - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Absorbent' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Absorbent [ a.]
- Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.
2 . Absorbent [ n.]
- Anything which absorbs.
- 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.
- The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.

Meaning of 'Absorbent' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . absorbent [ a]
Meaning (1):
- having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
Example in sentence:
  • as absorbent as a sponge