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Definition of the adjective absorptive

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  1. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

studied the absorptive properties of blue uviol, yellowish and smokygray glasses. The last named worker produced by a secret process the so called Hallauerglas. Following a like study Fieuzal (Bull. de la clin. nat. oph. No.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

The Absorptive System. ( See Absorption.) The absorptive system of the fungi consists mainly of the Mycelium ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

ABSORPTIVE SUBSTANCE. See note.' ABSTRACT. (See also the article ABSTRACT OF TITLE.)—The term “ abstract, as applied to records, ordinarily means a mere brief, and not a copy t C. of L.—r4. 1'°9 %< .\' _ ABSTRACT OF TITLE.

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

absorptive lens See lens, absorptive. AC/A ratio Ratio of the accommodative convergence AC (in prism dioptres) to the stimulus to accommodation A (in dioptres). The most common method of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

Consider the total area of the small intestine, which is a highly specialized absorptive organ. Though this tube is only about 20 feet long, it has a highly convoluted surface. Furthermore, the cells lining the surface, VILLI, are covered with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)

by U S Dept of Agriculture

Bacteria in wood ordinarily are of little consequence, but some may make the wood excessively absorptive. In addition, some may cause strength losses over long periods of exposure, particularly in forest soils. Marine borers are a fourth ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1R1P3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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