absorbent liquid


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  • absorbent —  , absorbent ground    A material is absorbent when it can soak up liquids. Towels, rags, and sponges are common examples, often used to blot, clean up, apply and spread colors, etc. An absorbent ground is a ground or coating on a surface that… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • absorbent — [adj] capable of physically taking in a liquid absorptive, bibulous, dry, imbibing, penetrable, permeable, porous, pregnable, retentive, spongy, thirsty; concept 603 Ant. impermeable …   New thesaurus

  • absorbent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to soak up liquid easily. DERIVATIVES absorbency noun …   English terms dictionary

  • absorbent — 1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or take into itself a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. SYN: absorptive, bibulous. 2. Any substance possessing such power. 3. Material (usually …   Medical dictionary

  • absorbent — ab|sorb|ent [ əb sɔrbənt, əb zɔrbənt ] adjective an absorbent material can receive or hold a lot of something, especially liquid: Work using absorbent cotton or paper. ╾ ab|sorb|en|cy noun count or uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • absorbent — [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)bənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Absorbent material soaks up liquid easily. The towels are highly absorbent. Ant: water repellent Derived words: absorbency [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)bənsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT You can use two nappies for extra absorbency at night …   English dictionary

  • absorbent — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)bənt] / US [əbˈsɔrbənt] / US [əbˈzɔrbənt] adjective an absorbent material can take in or hold a lot of something, especially liquid Work using absorbent cotton or paper. Derived word: absorbency noun countable/uncountable Word forms… …   English dictionary

  • absorbent — adjective able to soak up liquid easily. noun an absorbent substance. Derivatives absorbency noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • liquid absorbent — Chemical in liquid form which has the property to take on or absorb other fluids …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • absorbent point — in root canal therapy, a cone of variable width and taper, usually made of paper or a paper product, used to dry or maintain a liquid disinfectant in the canal. Called also paper p …   Medical dictionary

  • Absorbent —   A material that extracts one or more substances from a fluid (gas or liquid) medium on contact, and which changes physically and/or chemically in the process. The less volatile of the two working fluids in an absorption cooling device …   Energy terms

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