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synonyms for absorptive

  • assimilative
  • bibulous
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • spongy
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How to use absorptive in a sentence

The cause of this absorptive power is still very imperfectly known.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
Considering epithelium from the point of view of function, it may be classified as protective, absorptive or secretory.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Thus, hydrogen by its absorptive action produces four of the bright lines.
MYTHS AND MARVELS OF ASTRONOMYRICHARD A. PROCTOR
Heat raises the absorptive power of the fibres and so aids the passage of water from the interior of the cells.
SEASONING OF WOODJOSEPH B. WAGNER
Why should we find it more difficult to conceive of a tremendous and infinite absorptive element?
THE HOUSE OF THE VAMPIREGEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK
A metal canister in which was contained the absorptive neutralizing chemicals.
AMERICA'S MUNITIONS 1917-1918BENEDICT CROWELL
Here again in respect to its absorptive power for ammonia, peat comes to our aid.
PEAT AND ITS USES AS FERTILIZER AND FUELSAMUEL WILLIAM JOHNSON
By the absorptive power of a soil is meant its capacity for drinking in any water with which its particles may come in contact.
MANURES AND THE PRINCIPLES OF MANURINGCHARLES MORTON AIKMAN
The finer the soil-particles, it may be said generally, the greater is the absorptive power of the soil.
MANURES AND THE PRINCIPLES OF MANURINGCHARLES MORTON AIKMAN
The second quality in a soil on which its absorptive power depends is the fineness of its particles.
MANURES AND THE PRINCIPLES OF MANURINGCHARLES MORTON AIKMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSORPTIVE

  • absorptive
  • bibulous
  • dry
  • imbibing
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • porous
  • pregnable
  • retentive
  • spongy
  • thirsty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.