All possible synonyms of the word Absorbent as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Absorbent, absorptive


  • having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"


  • absorbent
  • absorptive


  • absorbency: the property of being absorbent

Similar to

  • absorbefacient, sorbefacient: inducing or promoting absorption
  • assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory: capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance
  • hygroscopic: absorbing moisture (as from the air)
  • receptive: able to absorb liquid (not repellent); "the paper is ink-receptive"
  • shock-absorbent: having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact; "the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles"
  • spongy, spongelike: like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed
  • thirsty: able to take in large quantities of moisture; "thirsty towels"

Absorbent material, absorbent


  • a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance


  • absorbent material
  • absorbent


  • sorbent, sorbent material: a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption


  • sponge: a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  • absorber: (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
  • absorbent cotton: cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax

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