how to pronounce absorbent

əbzɔːbənt

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meanings of absorbent

noun:

  1. Anything which absorbs.
  2. The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.
  3. 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.
  4. A liquid used in the process of separating gases or volatile liquids, in oil refining.

adjective:

  1. Having the ability or tendency to absorb; able to soak up liquid easily; absorptive.

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