absorbent

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • adjective able to absorb
  • noun a substance or part of an organism such as a root tip which can take up something such as moisture or nutrients

Construction

  • A material that has an affinity for certain substances and attracts these substances from a liquid or gas with which it is in contact, thus changing the physical and/or chemical properties of the material.
  • A substance that attracts and holds large quantities of liquid.
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