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adjective as in capable of physically taking in a liquid

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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.

That relative puffiness makes them extremely absorbent—ideal for wiping up spills and other messes.

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.

Replacing insulation with less absorbent materials may avert the need for major renovations.

Use them for some calligraphic details, floritures, or even for tracing—though you might want to stick to absorbent fiber papers for that.

There is a smell of death about him now; no hospital deodorants or rubber gloves or absorbent pads can take it away.

Remove from oil and let cool on absorbent towels to remove excess grease and reserve.

Can they forget the absorbent powers of carpet tissues, and the horrors of next morning to non-smokers, perhaps to ladies?

It is a useful absorbent of liquid manure, and may be advantageously added to the dung-heap for that purpose.

They heard that one country was in special need of stretchers, a second absorbent cotton, a third hospital gauze.

Such fixtures must be constructed of non-absorbent materials.

Such a solution is an absorbent of carbon monoxide; it also absorbs ethylene and acetylene.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absorbent, such as: absorptive, dry, imbibing, bibulous, penetrable, and permeable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.