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ab·sorb·ent

absorbent

 
pronunciation:
b zor bnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: able to soak up liquid or moisture.
Thick towels are very absorbent.
synonyms:
absorptive
antonyms:
waterproof
similar words:
porous, spongy, thirsty
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a material that soaks up liquid or moisture.
An absorbent was used to clean up the oil spill.
similar words:
blotter, sponge, towel
derivation: absorbency (n.)