w:SAMPA|SAMPA: IPAchar|/@bs'O:(r)[email protected]nt/
Latin absorbens, past preterite of absorbere.
- Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.
#:Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.
absorbent ground context|painting 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.
Dutch: absorberend, wateropnemend
Russian: Ð°Ð±ÑÐ¾ÑÐ±Ð¸ÑÑÑÑÐ¸Ð¹ (absorbirÃºjuÅ¡Äij), Ð³Ð¸Ð³ÑÐ¾ÑÐºÐ¾Ð¿Ð¸ÑÐ½ÑÐ¹ (gigroskopÃÄnyj)
- Anything which absorbs.
#*The ocean, itself a bad absorbent of heat. â w:Charles_Darwin|Charles Darwin
- 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.
French: absorbant m
Interlingua: absorbente (1)
Portuguese: absorvente m (1)
Russian: Ð°Ð±ÑÐ¾ÑÐ±ÐµÐ½Ñ (absorbÃ©nt) m
Spanish: absorbente m