- n a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
- a having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
as absorbent as a sponge
- Even the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is trying to cash in on the ubiquity of the super-absorbent towel infomercial with a YouTube parody designed to lure younger, tech-savvy .
- The simplest device of all consists only of a beer can filled with absorbent material and a clothespin to clamp on the nose.
- But Rink was convinced that his technology which makes pollutants permanently adhere to the inner core of an absorbent material had to have a profitable application .
- Robert S Langer in PR Newswire (press release)
For the first time a group was able to overcome the enormous technical hurdles in creating a super-absorbent polymer made entirely out of food,said Dr. Robert Langer, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and world...
- Abdul Matin in ReliefWeb (press release)
Drought has dried bushes and plants which naturally resist the flow of water to some extent. It has also hardened the land and made it less absorbent,Abdul Matin Edrak, the director of ANDMA, told IRIN in Kabul on 6 August.
- Alton Brown in Atlanta Journal Constitution
Laughing brains are more absorbent,Brown explained. "You can teach people who are laughing and enjoying themselves and not drooling at their desk. If they laugh, they learn more."