a medicine or other agent that promotes absorption
causing or promoting absorption
absorbefacient ab·sor·be·fa·cient (əb-sôr’bə-fā’shənt, -zôr’-)
capable of heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to . something that : tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill. contemporary examples shemilt ensures the breathability and absorbency of the 95 percent bamboo fabric tops. huma abedin opens up to harper’s bazaar; rumors of a barney’s new york – jay z […]
- Absorbent cotton
cotton for surgical dressings, cosmetic purposes, etc., made absorbent by removing the natural wax. historical examples as she spoke mrs. harold took a bit of absorbent cotton, soaked it in rose water and bathed the lovely soft, brown eyes. peggy stewart at school gabrielle e. jackson this is removed by placing in water and wiping […]
- Absorbent vessel
absorbent vessel absorbent vessel n. see lymphatic vessel.
extremely interesting; deeply engrossing: an absorbing drama. to suck up or drink in (a liquid); soak up: a sponge absorbs water. to swallow up the ident-ty or individuality of; incorporate: the empire absorbed many small nations. to involve the full attention of; to engross or engage wholly: so absorbed in a book that he did […]
- Absorbing well
a well for draining off surface water and conducting it to absorbent earth underground.