Synonyms for absorbent

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-sawr-buh nt, -zawr-
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɔr bənt, -ˈzɔr-

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Définition of absorbent

Origin :
  • 1718, adjective and noun, from Latin absorbentem (nominative absorbens), present participle of absorbere (see absorb).
  • adj capable of physically taking in a liquid
Example sentences :
  • I daresay the projection in Abronia and Mirabilis may be an absorbent organ.
  • Extract from : « More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II » by Charles Darwin
  • The toe should be covered with absorbent cotton and a bandage.
  • Extract from : « The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) » by Various
  • Its absorbent properties, however, are probably not so great.
  • Extract from : « Manures and the principles of manuring » by Charles Morton Aikman
  • By their stimulus, which induces the absorbent vessels to imbibe them.
  • Extract from : « Zoonomia, Vol. II » by Erasmus Darwin
  • This class of absorbent medicines are said to decrease irritability.
  • Extract from : « Zoonomia, Vol. II » by Erasmus Darwin
  • Paul's genius was absorbent, fructiferous, prolific of golden dreams.
  • Extract from : « The Orchard of Tears » by Sax Rohmer
  • Pat with towel or absorbent paper to take out all moisture possible.
  • Extract from : « Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking » by Unknown
  • Drain on absorbent paper and dust with powdered sugar, if you wish.
  • Extract from : « Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking » by Unknown
  • It is absorbent; hence the water had filled the interstices and given elasticity.
  • Extract from : « The Spell of the Rockies » by Enos A. Mills
  • Smear this over the corns and keep the toes apart with absorbent cotton.
  • Extract from : « Touring Afoot » by Claude Powell Fordyce

Antonyms for absorbent

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