Synonyms for absorbent

Synonyms for (noun) absorbent

Synonyms: absorbent, absorbent material

Definition: a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance

Similar words: sorbent, sorbent material

Definition: a material that sorbs another substance; i.e. that has the capacity or tendency to take it up by either absorption or adsorption

Synonyms for (adjective) absorbent

Synonyms: absorbent, absorptive

Definition: having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

Usage: as absorbent as a sponge

Similar words: absorbefacient, sorbefacient

Definition: inducing or promoting absorption

Similar words: assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory

Definition: capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution

Usage: an assimilative substance

Similar words: hygroscopic

Definition: absorbing moisture (as from the air)

Similar words: receptive

Definition: able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

Usage: the paper is ink-receptive

Similar words: shock-absorbent

Definition: having the capacity to absorb the energy of an impact

Usage: the material absorbs shock and is used for shock-absorbent insoles

Similar words: spongelike, spongy

Definition: like a sponge in being able to absorb liquids and yield it back when compressed

Similar words: thirsty

Definition: able to take in large quantities of moisture

Usage: thirsty towels