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1. absorbent

adjective. ['əbˈzɔrbənt'] having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.).

Synonyms

  • spongy
  • spongelike
  • receptive
  • thirsty
  • assimilating
  • sorbefacient
  • shock-absorbent
  • absorbency
  • hygroscopic
  • assimilative
  • absorptive
  • absorbefacient

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbency
  • hard
  • unreceptive
  • efferent

Etymology

  • absorbens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Absorbent

  • abandonment
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  • absent
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  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement
  • acknowledgement

How do you spell absorbent? Is it absorbant ?

A common misspelling of absorbent is absorbant

Example sentences of the word absorbent


1. Adjective
Allow the absorbent material to sit on the stain for two to three minutes and brush it off.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Blot the residue away with a dry absorbent cloth and leave the cardboard box to thoroughly air dry.

2. shock-absorbent

adjective. having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact.

Synonyms

  • absorptive

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbency
  • resistant

3. absorbent

noun. ['əbˈzɔrbənt'] a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance.

Synonyms

  • sponge
  • sorbent
  • absorber
  • absorbent cotton
  • absorbent material

Antonyms

  • undesirous
  • wet
  • impermeability
  • leader

Etymology

  • absorbens (Latin)
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