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absorbent
American English: /əbˈzɔrbənt/
, /əbˈsɔrbənt/
British English: /əbˈzɔːb(ə)nt/
, /əbˈsɔːb(ə)nt/

Translation of absorbent in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • 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.

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