[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.
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.
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]
[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 […]