absorbent









absorbent


adjective

  1. capable of absorbing heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to absorb.

noun

  1. something that absorbs: Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.

adjective

  1. able to absorb

noun

  1. a substance that absorbs

1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative absorbens), present participle of absorbere (see absorb).

adj.

  1. Capable of absorption; able to absorb.
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