Absorbent

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

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • absorbent
  • absorptive

Attributes

  • 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

Definition

  • a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance

Synonyms

  • absorbent material
  • absorbent

Hypernyms

  • 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

Hyponyms

  • 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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