Pronunciation of Absorbent
/ɐbsˈɔːbənt/, /ɐbsˈɔːbənt/, /ɐ_b_s_ˈɔː_b_ə_n_t/
Synonyms for absorbent:
capable of physically taking in a liquid (adjective)
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
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Usage examples for absorbent:
- The sap of the maple, and of other trees with deciduous leaves which grow in the same climate, flows most freely in the early spring, and especially in clear weather, when the nights are frosty and the days warm; for it is then that the melting snows supply the earth with moisture in the justest proportion, and that the absorbent power of the roots is stimulated to its highest activity. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
- Doubtless these leaves of the steeple bush, like those of other plants that choose a similar habitat, have woolly hairs beneath as an absorbent to protect their pores from clogging with the vapors that must rise from the damp ground where the plant grows. - "Wild Flowers Worth Knowing", Neltje Blanchan et al.