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From Latin absorbēns, present active participle of absorbeō (absorb).

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Absorbent (comparative more Absorbent, superlative most Absorbent)

Positive
Absorbent

Comparative
more Absorbent

Superlative
most Absorbent

  1. absorbing liquids; swallowing; absorptive.
    Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.

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Singular
Absorbent

Plural
Absorbents

Absorbent (plural Absorbents)
  1. Anything which absorbs.
  2. (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.
  3. (physiology, pluralized) The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.

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Absorbent

  1. Third-person plural present indicative of absorber.
  2. Third-person plural present subjunctive of absorber.

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