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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having power or capacity or tendency to soak up something (liquids or energy etc.).

Usage examples (40)
  • The major problem that many African countries are facing is what they call absorptive capacity.
  • These hairs are called absorptive hairs because they take from the soil the food which the plant needs in order to live and grow.
  • Another issue many donor countries raise is the "absorptive" capacity of the developing world.
  • Straw thus possesses considerable absorptive power. for more
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