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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance;
[syn: absorbent material, absorbent]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.);
- Example: "as absorbent as a sponge"
[syn: absorbent, absorptive]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

absorbent \ab*sorb"ent\ ([a^]b*s[^o]rb"ent), a. [L. absorbens, p. pr. of absorbere.] Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. [1913 Webster] Absorbent ground (Paint.), a ground prepared for a picture, chiefly with distemper, or water colors, by which the oil is absorbed, and a brilliancy is imparted to the colors. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Absorbent \Ab*sorb"ent\, n. 1. Anything which absorbs. AS [1913 Webster] The ocean, itself a bad absorbent of heat. --Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) 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. AS [1913 Webster] 3. pl. (Physiol.) The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants. AS [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

absorbent adj 1: having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge" [syn: absorbent, absorptive] [ant: nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive] n 1: a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance [syn: absorbent material, absorbent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "absorbent": absorbency, absorption, adsorbent, adsorption, assimilation, blotter, blotting, blotting paper, chemisorption, chemosorption, digestion, endosmosis, engrossment, exosmosis, infiltration, osmosis, percolation, seepage, sorption, sponge, sponging