- Anything which absorbs.
The ocean, itself a bad of heat. " 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.
- Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive.
Etymology: Latin absorbens, past preterite of absorbere.
Those paper towels were amazingly . That was quite a spill.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for absorbent for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of absorbent