Absorptive (adjective)

  1. Capable of absorbing or soaking up something such as liquid, light, or energy.
  2. Tending to take in and retain something completely.


From the verb absorb, derived from the latin word absorbere.


  1. The new sponge material is highly absorptive.
  2. The absorptive material in the soundproof wall effectively reduces noise.
  3. The absorbent pad can soak up the spilled liquid in a matter of seconds.
  4. The soil in the jungle is highly absorptive and can retain moisture for long periods.
  5. The absorptive coating on the windows effectively blocks the UV rays from entering.
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