absorptive[ ab-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp- ]SEE DEFINITION OF absorptive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSORPTIVE
Why does under-draining increase the absorptive power of the soil?
Perhaps a dark ring of absorptive or occulting matter encircles the nebula in nearly the same plane with the luminous whorls.
For more complex molecules the radiative and absorptive powers are known to be much greater.
This belief in the absorptive virtue of the onion is prevalent even at the present day.
All were accepted and intermingling components of a forming society, plastic and absorptive.
To reduce the reflection to the absolute minimum, the ships had each been painted with a 99% absorptive black.
The new element became at once the vitalizing power of the "absorptive" or subjugated race.
Determining, moreover, the absorptive power of those powders, it is found to go hand-in-hand with their radiative power.
It has, furthermore, been proved that the absorptive property of substances increases as their reflecting qualities diminish.
A deep and absorptive subsoil returns water to the surface, by capillary action, as it is needed.