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English definition of “absorbent”


adjective uk   /əbˈzɔː.bənt/ us    /-ˈzɔːr-/
able to take liquid in through the surface and to hold it: absorbent paperThe state of matter
noun [U] uk   /əbˈzɔː.bə us    /-ˈzɔːr-/
the ability to absorb liquidThe state of matter
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