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Absorbent vs. Absorbently

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Absorbentadjective

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

‘Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.’;

Absorbentlyadverb

In an absorbent manner.

Absorbentnoun

Anything which absorbs.

Absorbentnoun

The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.

Absorbentnoun

(medicine) 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.

Absorbentnoun

(chemistry) A liquid used in the process of separating gases or volatile liquids, in oil refining.

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Absorbentadjective

Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.

Absorbentnoun

Anything which absorbs.

‘The ocean, itself a bad absorbent of heat.’;

Absorbentnoun

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.

Absorbentnoun

The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.

Absorbentnoun

a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance

Absorbentadjective

having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up (liquids);

‘as absorbent as a sponge’;

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Absorbentadjective

(of a material) able to soak up liquid easily

‘absorbent kitchen paper’;

Absorbentnoun

a substance that soaks up liquid easily.

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