[ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr-] /æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-/

capable of heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to .
something that :
Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.
/əbˈsɔːbənt; -ˈzɔː-/
able to absorb
a substance that absorbs

1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative absorbens), present participle of absorbere (see absorb).

absorbent ab·sorb·ent (əb-sôr’bənt, -zôr’-)
Capable of absorption; able to absorb.
ab·sorb’ent n.


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