Meaning of ABSORBENT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ əbˈsɔ:bənt ]

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. øøabsorbency n. [L absorbent- f. absorbere ABSORB]

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