HyperDic: absorptive

English > 1 sense of the word absorptive:
ADJECTIVEallabsorptive, absorbenthaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.)
English > absorptive: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.).
Synonymabsorbent
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
Nounsabsorptivity(physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body
Verbsabsorbbecome imbued
absorbsuck or take up or in

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