1. [ adjective ] having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up (liquids)
Synonyms: absorptive

"as absorbent as a sponge"

Related terms: nonabsorbent assimilating hygroscopic spongy thirsty spongelike absorbefacient absorbency
2. [ noun ] a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
Synonyms: absorbent_material
Related terms: sorbent sponge absorber absorbent_cotton absorb
Similar spelling:   absorb