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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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