Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being absorbed or imbibed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up.
- adj. capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface
- absorb + -able (Wiktionary)
“Poly-L-lactic acid is the same material used in absorbable sutures and offers an excellent safety profile.”
“If that's the case, they may have packed the scrotum with some kind of absorbable antibiotic impregnated material and that could be what I'm seeing.”
“His study concluded that while AdvaCAL was absorbable, it was inferior to Citracal by 20%.”
“If there is evidence of iron tablets in the stomach, lavage with a 1-5percent sodium bicarbonate solution may be instituted as it theoretically results in the formation of the less absorbable ferrous carbonate; however, clinical benefits are questionable.”
“• Treatment: Rapidly absorbable sugar such as fruit juice, regular (not diet) soda, glucose tablets, glucose gel.”
“Even if you were to bite off the smallest bit of it, the poison within is so mighty that you can't absorb it because it's simply not absorbable.”
“Julian Fellowes had a lot of explaining to do in his new costume drama series Downton Abbey, though the opening sequence probably gave us more footnotes about Edwardian grate-blacking and the pecking order of domestic drudges than was entirely absorbable amid the squawk of maids and cackling cooks and general dawn uproar of an aristocratic household being dustpan-and-brushed to its full English properness.”
“They held up the case in court for years until, in 2008, nearly two decades after the spill, the Supreme Court ruled that damages paid by the company would be limited to an exceptionally absorbable $507.5 million.”
“By grinding it into very fine particles and sleeping and eating around it, they created a very absorbable material and they're living in it.”
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