Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun absorbent

1 sense of absorbent

Sense 1
absorbent material, absorbent -- (a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance)
       => sorbent, sorbent material -- (a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption)

Antonyms of adj absorbent

1 sense of absorbent

Sense 1
absorbent (vs. nonabsorbent), absorptive -- (having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge")

nonabsorbent (vs. absorbent), nonabsorptive -- (not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids))
        => repellent, resistant -- (incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water")

Similarity of adj absorbent

1 sense of absorbent

Sense 1
absorbent (vs. nonabsorbent), absorptive -- (having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge")
       => absorbefacient, sorbefacient -- (inducing or promoting absorption)
       => assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory -- (capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution; "an assimilative substance)
       => hygroscopic -- (absorbing moisture (as from the air))
       => receptive -- (able to absorb liquid (not repellent); "the paper is ink-receptive")
       => shock-absorbent -- (having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact; "the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles")
       => spongy, spongelike -- (like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed)
       => thirsty -- (able to take in large quantities of moisture; "thirsty towels")

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