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English adjective: absorptive

1. absorptive having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)


SamplesAs absorbent as a sponge.


Synonymsabsorbent


Similarabsorbefacient, assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory, hygroscopic, receptive, shock-absorbent, sorbefacient, spongelike, spongy, thirsty


Attributeabsorbency


Antonymsnonabsorbent, nonabsorptive









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