Definition of “absorbent” - English Dictionary

“absorbent” in British English

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absorbentadjective

uk /əbˈzɔː.bənt/ us /əbˈzɔːr.bənt/

(Definition of “absorbent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“absorbent” in American English

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absorbentadjective

us /əbˈzɔr·bənt, æb-, -ˈsɔr-/

able to take in liquids esp. through the surface:

absorbent paper towels

(Definition of “absorbent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)