Definitions

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  • adj. Not absorbent; unable to absorb.

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  • adj. not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids). Opposite of absorbent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids)

Etymologies

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non- +‎ absorbent

Examples

  • While shoes aren't allowed in swimming or diving events, Adidas provides poolside slippers, touting a soft sole and nonabsorbent, breathable "bandage."

    Olympic Kicks

  • You have to struggle with thin, often nonabsorbent, often break-prone toilet paper to try to get everything clean before you put on your clothes and **only then** can you wash your hands.

    I Still Want My Period

  • Do not use synthetic fibers, which are nonabsorbent, unless you like the commercially made dust cloths that are designed to work by the principle of static cling.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • A crêpe is a very thin nonabsorbent pancake used to envelop food.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • In old houses, wherever there are wooden tubs, they should be covered with zinc or some nonabsorbent material.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

  • With open plumbing, and with the floors under the fixtures of nonabsorbent material, they are useless.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

  • The soapstone tub is the next best; it is clean, nonabsorbent, and not too expensive.

    The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)

  • Another method is by first painting the article, after it has been rendered nonabsorbent, of a dark color made of Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and verditer, ground in oil.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • Statuettes, or any object in plaster of Paris, may be made to resemble bronze by first rendering the plaster nonabsorbent with drying linseed oil and then painting it with a varnish made by grinding waste gold leaf with honey or gum water.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • The high cost of repairs has spurred more than 40 Georgia counties and cities to create storm water "utilities," which charge property owners fees based on square footage of impervious, or nonabsorbent, surface - such as roofs, driveways and parking lots.

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