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synonyms for absorbent

  • absorptive
  • dry
  • imbibing
  • bibulous
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • porous
  • pregnable
  • retentive
  • spongy
  • thirsty

antonyms for absorbent

MOST RELEVANT
  • impermeable
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How to use absorbent in a sentence

It’s now possible to skin uphill with simple ball-and-socket “tech” bindings and then descend with shock-absorbent alpine bindings, without changing skis.
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That relative puffiness makes them extremely absorbent—ideal for wiping up spills and other messes.
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If carpeting, carpet mats, fabric seats, or other types of absorbent materials are soaked in flood water before they were rescued, there are likely all sorts of organisms growing inside the cloth and foam.
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Replacing insulation with less absorbent materials may avert the need for major renovations.
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Use them for some calligraphic details, floritures, or even for tracing—though you might want to stick to absorbent fiber papers for that.
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The carbon helps evenly disperse the heat, and an absorbent material like wood or a polymer helps retain it throughout the day.
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Can they forget the absorbent powers of carpet tissues, and the horrors of next morning to non-smokers, perhaps to ladies?
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It is a useful absorbent of liquid manure, and may be advantageously added to the dung-heap for that purpose.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
They heard that one country was in special need of stretchers, a second absorbent cotton, a third hospital gauze.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
Such fixtures must be constructed of non-absorbent materials.
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