Absorbency (noun)

The ability of a material or substance to take in liquids, gases or other substances.


The word "absorbency" is derived from the latin word "absorbere" which means "to swallow up, suck in".


  1. The absorbency of the paper towel was tested by seeing how much water it could hold.
  2. The absorbency of the new sponge was much better than the old one.
  3. The absorbency of the soil is important for the growth of plants.
  4. The baby's diaper had high absorbency and can keep the baby dry for longer.
  5. The scientists tested the absorbency of different materials to find the best one for making a water filter.
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