Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having power to absorb or imbibe; causing absorption; absorbent.

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

  • adjective Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.

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

  • adjective having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

Etymologies

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absorption +‎ -ive

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