(noun, adjective)


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