Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[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.


Read Also:

  • Non-abusive

    [uh-byoo-siv] /əˈbyu sɪv/ adjective 1. using, containing, or characterized by harshly or coarsely insulting language: an abusive author; abusive remarks. 2. treating badly or injuriously; mistreating, especially physically: his abusive handling of the horse. 3. wrongly used; corrupt: an abusive exercise of power. /əˈbjuːsɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by insulting or coarse language 2. characterized by […]

  • Nonacademic

    [ak-uh-dem-ik] /ˌæk əˈdɛm ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to a college, , school, or other educational institution, especially one for higher education: academic requirements. 2. pertaining to areas of study that are not primarily vocational or applied, as the humanities or pure mathematics. 3. theoretical or hypothetical; not practical, realistic, or directly useful: an […]

  • Non-accent

    [noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent] /noun ˈæk sɛnt; verb ˈæk sɛnt, ækˈsɛnt/ noun 1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. 2. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary […]

  • Nonacceptance

    [ak-sep-tuh ns] /ækˈsɛp təns/ noun 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. 4. the fact or state of being or . 5. (def 1). 6. Commerce. /ˌnɒnəkˈsɛptəns/ noun 1. the act or an instance of not accepting […]

Disclaimer: Non-absorbent definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.