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meanings of absorbent
- Anything which absorbs.
- The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.
- Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance, e.g., iodine, which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts.
- A liquid used in the process of separating gases or volatile liquids, in oil refining.
- Having the ability or tendency to absorb; able to soak up liquid easily; absorptive.