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Definition of the noun absorbent
What does absorbent mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: absorbents
- a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonym of absorbent: absorbent material
- more generic terms: sorbent / sorbent material = a material that sorbs another substance
- more specific terms:
- sponge = a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
- absorber = material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
- absorbent cotton = cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
Alternative definition of the noun absorbent
- Anything which absorbs.
- [context: medicine] Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance, e.g., iodine, which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts.
- [context: physiology, pluralized] The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.
Definition of the adjective absorbent
What does absorbent mean as an attribute of a noun?
- having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
- example: as absorbent as a sponge
- synonym of absorbent: absorptive
- antonym of absorbent: nonabsorbent
- similar: absorbefacient / sorbefacient; assimilating / assimilative / assimilatory; hygroscopic; receptive; shock-absorbent; spongelike / spongy; thirsty
- attribute: absorbency = the property of being absorbent
Alternative definition of the adjective absorbent
- absorbing liquids; swallowing; absorptive.
Phrases with absorbent
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Next come the absorbent earths ; and, last of all, metallic substances. Hence it follows, that when a fixed alkali is united with aa acid, it cannot be separated therefrom by any other substance ; that a volatile alkali united with an acid cannot be ...
by Andrew URE
ABSORBENT. BRAZITE, ZEAGONITE, or GISMONDINE. A mineral which occurs in semi-globular masses, and in octahedral crystals with a square base. Colour greyishwhite, sometimes with a tinge of blue. Yields to the nail, but occasionally ...
by Michael Ash, Irene Ash
Attapulgite clay; floor absorbent for oil, grease, water; antislip agent on floors; used by automotive, steel, transportation, commercial, pet, food and beverage, institutional, and amusements industries. Flor-CryL [Kromachem Ltd.] Acrylic ...
The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey EdD, RN, FAAN
Caregivers should assist the incontinent person to choose the most suitable absorbent product and regularly review patient satisfaction. In addition to economic and ecologic considerations, the choice should be primarily based on ...
in accordance with the present state of those sciences by James Mitchell
Absorbent. This is an epithet employed to express the property of hodies absorhing or withdrawing moisture, or gases, from the air. Tlns is not confined to the strong acids, to dried potass, or soda, to alkaline eartbs, as stron- tian or quicklime, ...
A Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)
by Robert Ireland
absorbent. adj. Describing a material capable of taking up other substances by suction e.g. an absorbent paper point. absorption. n. The passage of one substance to another by penetration or solution. For example, the passage of liquids into ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Only an absorbent. Bilis animalis. Gall or bile. Cathartic. Bistorla. Polygonum bistorta. Bistort. The roots. Powerfully astringent. An ingredient in a powder. Boli. Boles. Astringent and slightly absorbent. Ingredients in several powders.
by Rodney P. Carlisle
A absorbent mind Developed by Maria Montessori, a theory that divides childhood into two phases. The first, known as the period of unconscious creation or unconscious absorbent mind occurs from birth to age 3 and involves the unconscious ...
Harty's Dental Dictionary (2007)
by Peter Heasman, Giles McCracken
absorbent Substance which attracts and takes up gases or liquids. absorbent point Seepaper point. absorption 1. Incorporation of a fluid, gas or other substance into the body of a material or tissue. 2. In radiology, the process ...
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Photos about absorbent
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- ...hey! it's absorbent!
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- Oil soaked absorbent boom draped
Oiled absorbed boom draped over orange boom at Breton Island NWR
Photo credit: USFWS/Southeast
- Oil absorbent boom washed ashore
OIled cotton boom washed ashore at the Breton Island NWR
Photo credit: USFWS/Southeast
- Escaped oil-soaked absorbent boom
Escaped oil soaked boom free floating in the waters just off of the Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge poses a threat to all wildlife.
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- Absorbent Meaning
Video shows what absorbent means. Having the ability or tendency to absorb; able to soak up liquid easily; absorptive.. absorbent pronunciation. How to ...
- Absorbent Mind, a short explanation
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- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = Oil absorbent
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Quotes about absorbent
universal self only
part of who we are
when we listen
to soul universal self
so often so common
material absorbent people
do not always listen
(Terence George Craddock)
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1R1B3E1N1T1
The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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