1. absorbent material, absorbent, sorbent, sorbent material

usage: a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance


1. absorbent (vs. nonabsorbent), absorptive, absorbefacient, sorbefacient, assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory, hygroscopic, receptive, shock-absorbent, spongy, spongelike, thirsty

usage: having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"

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