Meaning of ABSORBENT in English

adj. & n.

adj. having a tendency to absorb (esp. liquids).

n. 1 an absorbent substance. 2 any of the vessels in plants and animals (e.g. root tips) that absorb nutriment. absorbency n.

[ L absorbent- f. absorbere ABSORB ]

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