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absorbent

ab·sorb·ent

absorbent

pronunciation:
b zor bnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: capable of absorbing.
These thick cotton towels are very absorbent.
synonyms:
absorptive
antonyms:
waterproof
similar words:
assimilative, bibulous, porous, receptive, retentive, spongy, thirsty
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a material or substance that absorbs.
similar words:
blotter, blotting paper, desiccant, sponge, towel
derivation: absorbency (n.)