Definición de absorbent en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /əbˈzôrbənt/
Pronunciación: /əbˈsôrbənt/


(Of a material) able to soak up liquid easily: drain on absorbent paper towels
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In the mid-1860s, he succeeded in mixing it with an inert absorbent material.
  • The first material is acrylate, a highly absorbent material that gels with exudate fluid and is capable of absorbing up to 300 times its own weight.
  • Green campaigners say home laundered cloth nappies save parents money and they are made mostly from natural fabrics while disposable nappies are made of paper pulp, absorbent chemicals and plastic.


A substance or item that soaks up liquid easily.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • There was a bit of a leak from the tanker so we put absorbents down to soak up the spillage, of about half a litre, and put a barrier up around the vehicle.
  • The shola trees, which were natural absorbents, were a fount of natural water sources, says gourmet cheese-maker K. Balakrishnan, who has seen Kodai in its days of pristine beauty.’
  • Some articles, however, offer scientific sounding classifications of stain removers into absorbents, bleaches, detergents, solvents, soaps, and enzymes or classifications of stains into absorbed, built-up, or compound.



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Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The reason a bleaching process is used is to increase absorbency of rayon, a common component of tampons (note: tampons are not sterile).
  • It also has a very high moisture absorbency (12% of its own weight), which means that your perspiration is evaporated quickly through it, leaving you more comfortable on hot days.
  • The new materials allow medical-device manufacturers to incorporate specific properties such as hardness, water permeability, and UV-light absorbency.


Early 18th century: from Latin absorbent- 'swallowing up', from the verb absorbere (see absorb).

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División en sílabas: ab·sorb·ent

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