HyperDic: absorbent

English > 2 senses of the word absorbent:
ADJECTIVEallabsorbent, absorptivehaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.)
NOUNsubstanceabsorbent, absorbent materiala material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
absorbent > pronunciation
Soundsahbzao'rbahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > absorbent: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.).
Example"as absorbent as a sponge"
Synonymabsorptive
Attribute ofabsorbencyThe property of being absorbent
Narrowerabsorbefacient, sorbefacientinducing or promoting absorption
assimilating, assimilative, assimilatoryCapable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution
hygroscopicabsorbing moisture (as from the air)
receptiveAble to absorb liquid (not repellent)
shock-absorbentHaving the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact
spongy, spongelikelike a sponge in being able to absorb liquids / liquids and yield it back when compressed
thirstyable to take in large quantities of moisture
Oppositenonabsorbent, nonabsorptivenot capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids / liquids)
Spanishabsorbente
Catalanabsorbent
Nounsabsorbencythe property of being absorbent
Verbsabsorbbecome imbued
absorbsuck or take up or in
English > absorbent: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance.
Synonymabsorbent material
Narrowerabsorbent cottoncotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
absorber(physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
spongeA porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
Broadersorbent, sorbent materialA material that sorbs another substance
Spanishabsorbente, material absorbente
Catalanabsorbent
Verbsabsorbbecome imbued

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