Synonyms for absorbable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-sawrb, -zawrb
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb

Définition of absorbable

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French absorber (Old French assorbir, 13c.), from Latin absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + sorbere "suck in," from PIE root *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Greek rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lithuanian srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1763. Related: Absorbed; absorbing.
  • As in digestible : adj eatable
Example sentences :
  • Mineral oils (refined paraffine) also are not absorbable, and they act with benefit in some cases.
  • Extract from : « Diet and Health » by Lulu Hunt Peters
  • Their action is very similar to the action of giant cells in the soft tissues about absorbable foreign bodies.
  • Extract from : « Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry » by Maximilian Stern

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