capable of heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to .
something that :
Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill.
Remove from oil and let cool on absorbent towels to remove excess grease and reserve.
Celeb Chefs’ Favorite BBQ Recipes Jacquelynn D. Powers June 30, 2011
There is a smell of death about him now; no hospital deodorants or rubber gloves or absorbent pads can take it away.
Adam Hochschild on Keeping Company With His Dying Father Adam Hochschild June 13, 2014
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
Its absorbent properties, however, are probably not so great.
Manures and the principles of manuring Charles Morton Aikman
He should proceed promptly to boil some pieces of absorbent cotton, as large as an egg, together with a nail brush in water.
The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) Various
This class of absorbent medicines are said to decrease irritability.
Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
Where oil is the absorbent, the wired frames are used in connection with cloths.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888 Various
Paul’s genius was absorbent, fructiferous, prolific of golden dreams.
The Orchard of Tears Sax Rohmer
His voice rebounded from the remaining bulkhead, but was noticeably swallowed up in the absorbent blackness.
Breaking Point James E. Gunn
Drain on absorbent paper and dust with powdered sugar, if you wish.
Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking Unknown
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.
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.
a person or thing that . . Physics. a material in a nuclear reactor that neutrons without reproducing them. Historical Examples He had little fear of being picked up by radiation detectors, thanks to his absorber. The Happy Man Gerald Wilburn Page The absorber was not as ambitious a structure as the engine house. The […]
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 identity 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 […]