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absorbent
'absorbent' - used as an adjective
1. having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
as absorbent as a sponge

'absorbent' - used as a noun
2. a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
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Antonym
  • nonabsorbent
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