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Definition 1: a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for absorbent in the sense of this definition

(absorbent is a kind of ...) a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption

(... is a kind of absorbent ) a 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

(... is a kind of absorbent ) (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

(... is a kind of absorbent ) cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax

Definition 2: having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where absorbent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as absorbent as a sponge

Synonyms for absorbent in the sense of this definition

(absorbent is similar to ...) inducing or promoting absorption

(absorbent is similar to ...) capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution

"an assimilative substance"

(absorbent is similar to ...) absorbing moisture (as from the air)

(absorbent is similar to ...) able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

"the paper is ink-receptive"

(absorbent is similar to ...) having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact

"the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles"

(absorbent is similar to ...) like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed

(absorbent is similar to ...) able to take in large quantities of moisture

"thirsty towels"

(... are attributes of absorbent) the property of being absorbent

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