Need another word that means the same as “absorbent”? Find 10 synonyms and 30 related words for “absorbent” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Absorbent” are: absorptive, porous, spongy, permeable, pervious, penetrable, assimilative, receptive, soaking, absorbent material
Absorbent as a Noun
Definitions of "Absorbent" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “absorbent” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance.
- A substance that soaks up liquid easily.
Synonyms of "Absorbent" as a noun (1 Word)
|absorbent material||A material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance.|
Absorbent as an Adjective
Definitions of "Absorbent" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “absorbent” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.
- (of a material) able to soak up liquid easily.
Synonyms of "Absorbent" as an adjective (9 Words)
|absorptive||Having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.|
Material having a high absorptive capacity.
|assimilative||Capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution.|
Assimilative capacity of the human mind.
|penetrable||Possible to understand; understandable.|
The outer membrane is penetrable.
|permeable||(of a material or membrane) allowing liquids or gases to pass through it.|
A frog s skin is permeable to water.
|pervious||Admitting of passage or entrance.|
|porous||Not retentive or secure.|
He ran through a porous home defence to score easily.
|receptive||Willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.|
The institution was receptive to new ideas.
|soaking||Extremely wet; wet through.|
His jacket was soaking.
|spongy||(chiefly of a motor vehicle’s braking system) lacking firmness.|
Usage Examples of "Absorbent" as an adjective
- As absorbent as a sponge.
- Absorbent kitchen paper.
Associations of "Absorbent" (30 Words)
|climate||A region with a particular climate.|
He had grown up in a hot climate.
|damp||Damp air or atmosphere.|
He damped down the fire for the night.
|dampness||The state or condition of being slightly wet.|
The dampness in the air.
|dank||Unpleasantly cool and humid.|
Dank rain forests.
|drench||Drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged.|
The war drenched the country in blood.
|drenched||Abundantly covered or supplied with; often used in combination.|
Drenched in moonlight.
|foggy||Full of or characterized by fog.|
My memories of the event are foggy.
|humid||Marked by a relatively high level of water vapour in the atmosphere.|
|humidity||A quantity representing the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere or in a gas.|
The humidity should be supplied by regularly spraying the leaves.
|jungle||An impenetrable equatorial forest.|
It s a jungle out there.
He s leeching off the abilities of others.
|marshland||Land consisting of marshes.|
|marshy||Characteristic of or resembling a marsh; waterlogged.|
The marshy ground towards the sea.
|misty||Filled or abounding with fog or mist.|
The evening was cold and misty.
|moist||Marked by a fluid discharge.|
Her brother s eyes became moist.
|moisture||Wetness caused by water.|
In freshly felled wood the moisture content varies.
|moisturize||Make (something, especially the skin) less dry.|
Revitalize your face moisturize your skin.
|quagmire||A soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot.|
Torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire.
|rain||Of the sky the clouds etc send down rain.|
He fell under the rain of blows.
|rainy||Wet by periods of rain.|
|receptive||Of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system.|
The institution was receptive to new ideas.
|saturated||Denoting fats containing a high proportion of fatty acid molecules without double bonds considered to be less healthy in the diet than unsaturated fats.|
Soybeans are low in saturated fats and sodium.
|soggy||Having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking.|
We squelched through the soggy ground.
|sponge||Gather sponges in the ocean.|
The gateau is made with moist sponge.
|swamp||An area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects; a bog or marsh.|
The country was swamped with goods from abroad.
|swampy||(of soil) soft and watery.|
A swampy area.
A huge thirsty 5 3 litre engine.
|tropics||The part of the Earth’s surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate.|
|vapor||The process of becoming a vapor.|
|wet||Cause to become wet.|
She said she d wet the tea immediately because they must be parched.