Capable of absorbing: absorbent cotton. (adjective)
A substance that is capable of absorbing.(noun)
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Use "absorbent" in a sentence
"AGM batteries are sealed and soak up their electrolyte in absorbent material rather than containing it in liquid-filled chambers."
"Made without plastic, chlorine, latex or perfume, another mantra for new moms, these diaper hybrids consist of cute, colorable and washable outer pants with a snap - in absorbent liner with an inner pad that can be flushed or composted away; they are available online at Amazon, Target and Walmart and various baby sites as well as in baby stores like Babies R Us and eco - friendly retailers such as Whole Foods."
"From the time your child is an infant until he is about 3, he has what Maria Montessori called an absorbent mind."