absorptive, absorbent

absorptive, absorbent
مُمتَصّ \ absorptive, absorbent. \ See Also مصاص (مَصّاص)، امتصاصي (امتِصاصيّ)‏

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  • Absorbent — Ab*sorb ent, a. [L. absorbens, p. pr. of absorbere.] Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. [1913 Webster] {Absorbent ground} (Paint.), a ground prepared for a picture, chiefly with distemper, or water colors, by which the oil is absorbed, and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Absorbent ground — Absorbent Ab*sorb ent, a. [L. absorbens, p. pr. of absorbere.] Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. [1913 Webster] {Absorbent ground} (Paint.), a ground prepared for a picture, chiefly with distemper, or water colors, by which the oil is absorbed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absorbent — [adj] capable of physically taking in a liquid absorptive, bibulous, dry, imbibing, penetrable, permeable, porous, pregnable, retentive, spongy, thirsty; concept 603 Ant. impermeable …   New thesaurus

  • absorptive — adjective having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.) (Freq. 1) as absorbent as a sponge • Syn: ↑absorbent • Ant: ↑nonabsorbent (for: ↑absorbent) …   Useful english dictionary

  • absorptive — SYN: absorbent (1). * * * ab·sorp·tive əb sȯrp tiv, zȯrp adj relating to or functioning in absorption <the absorptive surface of the small intestine> * * * ab·sorp·tive (ab sorpґtiv) capable of absorbing; absorbent; pertaining to… …   Medical dictionary

  • absorbent — 1. adjective /əbsˈɔː(r)bənt/ absorbing liquids; swallowing; absorptive. Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill. 2. noun /əbsˈɔː(r)bənt/ a) Anything which absorbs …   Wiktionary

  • absorbent — 1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or take into itself a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. SYN: absorptive, bibulous. 2. Any substance possessing such power. 3. Material (usually …   Medical dictionary

  • absorbent — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. porous, absorptive, spongy, permeable, dry, soft, pervious, pregnable, assimilative, imbibing, penetrable, receptive, retentive, spongiose, thirsty. Ant. impermeable, impervious, solid. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …   English dictionary for students

  • absorbent — adjective absorbent towels Syn: porous, spongy, spongelike, permeable, pervious, absorptive; technical spongiform Ant: waterproof …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • absorptive — absorptively, adv. absorptiveness, n. /ab sawrp tiv, zawrp /, adj. able or tending to absorb; absorbent. [1655 65; < L absorpt (s. of absorptus absorbed; see ABSORPTION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • absorptive — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up: absorbent, assimilative, bibulous. See DRY …   English dictionary for students

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