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adjective as in absorbent

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The cause of this absorptive power is still very imperfectly known.

Considering epithelium from the point of view of function, it may be classified as protective, absorptive or secretory.

Thus, hydrogen by its absorptive action produces four of the bright lines.

Heat raises the absorptive power of the fibres and so aids the passage of water from the interior of the cells.

Why should we find it more difficult to conceive of a tremendous and infinite absorptive element?


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absorptive, such as: assimilative, bibulous, penetrable, permeable, and spongy.

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