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Definition 1: having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.) - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • as absorbent as a sponge

Synonyms for absorptive in the sense of this definition

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

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

"an assimilative substance"

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

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

"the paper is ink-receptive"

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

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

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

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

"thirsty towels"

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

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