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absorbent (s) (noun), absorbents (pl)
1. That which is capable of attracting and including substances into itself: Randy bought a new sponge which is the best absorbent he has ever used.
2. A product or substance which can collect liquids or gases: The new powder-like substance is a great absorbent when cleaning up the oils and grease at the auto mechanic's work shop.
2. Any substance that takes in fluids through its sensible or insensible porosity; applied in a special sense in medicine to such substances as chalk or magnesia that take in the acidity of the stomach: Certain forms of magnesium can work as an absorbent when administered as a laxative.
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absorbent cotton (s) (noun), absorbent cottons (pl)
Cloth material that comes from certain plants that is used in surgical dressings and for other medicinal or cosmetic purposes: The absorbent cotton is always sterilized before it arrives at the hospital and is used during surgery.
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absorbent dressing (s) (noun), absorbent dressings (pl)
A sterile covering of a material that is applied to a wound or incision to remove secretions: Various kinds of absorbent dressings include teflon-coated gauze squares, fluffed gauze, and abdominal bandages.
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absorbent gauze (s) (noun), absorbent gauzes (pl)
A fabric or pad with various forms, weights, and uses: Absorbent gauzes may be rolled, single-layered fine fabrics for spiral bandages, or they may be thick, multilayered pads for sterile pressure dressings and there may also be adhesive backings all of which are used to collect or to remove unwanted or harmful fluids.
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