able or tending to ; .
Historical Examples

Their clay seemed like some other kinds, which have their absorptive powers strengthened by the more they take up.
The Red Acorn John McElroy

Why does under-draining increase the absorptive power of the soil?
The Elements of Agriculture George E. Waring

Considering epithelium from the point of view of function, it may be classified as protective, absorptive or secretory.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6 Various

Perhaps a dark ring of absorptive or occulting matter encircles the nebula in nearly the same plane with the luminous whorls.
Astronomy David Todd

Its lining will fold and flex and vastly increase the digestive and absorptive surfaces.
The Whence and the Whither of Man John Mason Tyler

For more complex molecules the radiative and absorptive powers are known to be much greater.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1 Various

A property possessed by soils in relation to water, which is quite distinct from absorptive power, is their hygroscopic power.
Manures and the principles of manuring Charles Morton Aikman

This belief in the absorptive virtue of the onion is prevalent even at the present day.
Folk Lore James Napier

To prevent heat action emanating from the illuminating ray cone, an absorptive cell of alum76 solution should be interposed.
Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie

All were accepted and intermingling components of a forming society, plastic and absorptive.
The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner

absorptive ab·sorp·tive (əb-sôrp’tĭv, -zôrp’-)

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