1. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
- as absorbent as a sponge
Similar word(s): absorbefacient, sorbefacient, assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory, hygroscopic, receptive, spongelike, spongy, thirsty, absorptive
Sentences with absorbent as an adjective:
- Those paper towels were amazingly absorbent. That was quite a spill.
1. a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
Definition categories: substance, sorbent