Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being absorbed or imbibed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up.

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

  • adjective capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface

Etymologies

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absorb +‎ -able

Examples

  • Poly-L-lactic acid is the same material used in absorbable sutures and offers an excellent safety profile.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Poly-L-lactic acid is the same material used in absorbable sutures and offers an excellent safety profile.

    Medpundit

  • 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.

    Wired Campus

  • Abbott's bioabsorbable everolimus eluting coronary scaffold is made of polylactide, a proven biocompatible material that is commonly used in medical implants such as absorbable sutures.

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  • Abbott's bioabsorbable everolimus eluting coronary scaffold is made of polylactide, a proven biocompatible material that is commonly used in medical implants such as absorbable sutures.

    Medgadget

  • 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.

    Iron Poisoning

  • • Treatment: Rapidly absorbable sugar such as fruit juice, regular (not diet) soda, glucose tablets, glucose gel.

    57% of diabetics occasionally skip insulin shots on purpose

  • 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.

    James McBride discusses Song Yet Sung

  • His study concluded that while AdvaCAL was absorbable, it was inferior to Citracal by 20%.

    FTC loses substantiation case because of good faith

  • His study concluded that while AdvaCAL was absorbable, it was inferior to Citracal by 20%.

    Archive 2009-08-01

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