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absorbent

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Etymology

Latin absorbens, past preterite of absorbere.

Adjective

absorbent (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
absorbent

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. absorbing liquids; swallowing; absorptive.
    Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.

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Translations

Noun

Singular
absorbent

Plural
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absorbent ({{{1}}})
  1. Anything which absorbs.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance, e.g., iodine, which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.

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French

Verb

absorbent

  1. Third-person plural present indicative of absorber.
  2. Third-person plural present subjunctive of absorber.

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