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absorptive

[ab-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp-] /æbˈsɔrp tɪv, -ˈzɔrp-/
adjective
1.
able or tending to absorb; absorbent.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin absorpt- (stem of absorptus absorbed; see absorption) + -ive
Related forms
absorptively, adverb
absorptiveness, noun
nonabsorptive, adjective
unabsorptive, adjective
unabsorptiveness, noun
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  • The absorptive power of local democracy is great, but it is not infinite.
  • Aid is supply driven, it does not take account of the absorptive capacity of the recipient, and it is not coordinated.
  • It may also help the investigators in understanding the small bowel intestinal length remaining and the absorptive integrity.
absorptive in Medicine

absorptive ab·sorp·tive (əb-sôrp'tĭv, -zôrp'-)
adj.
Absorbent.

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