Definition of Absorbable

1. Adjective. Capable of being absorbed or taken in through the pores of a surface.

Derivative terms: Absorb
Antonyms: Adsorbable



Definition of Absorbable

1. a. Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up.

Definition of Absorbable

1. Adjective. Capable of being absorbed or swallowed up. ¹

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Definition of Absorbable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absorbable

absolvent
absolvents
absolver
absolvers
absolves
absolving
absolvitor
absolvitory
absolvitur
absolviture
absonant
absonous
absorb
absorbabilities
absorbability
absorbable (current term)
absorbable gelatin film
absorbable gelatin sponge
absorbable surgical suture
absorbably
absorbance
absorbances
absorbancies
absorbancy
absorbancy index
absorbant
absorbants
absorbate
absorbates
absorbed

Literary usage of Absorbable

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1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"Gases absorbable by Potassic hydrate and inflammable ; these are only 4 in number:—viz., 1. Sulphuretted hydrogen 3. ..."

2. Elements of chemistry: theoretical and practical by William Allen Miller (1868)
"Gases which are absorbable by potash, but which are not inflammable. 2. ... Gases not absorbable by potash, and not inflammable. 4. Gases not absorbable by ..."

3. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"The Determination of the absorbable Gases. Apparatus. — In the opinion of the author, the best form of apparatus for the rapid and accurate determination of ..."

4. Preparatory and After Treatment in Operative Cases by Herman A. Haubold (1910)
"absorbable ligature material: Catgut: Plain catgut; sterilization of catgut, ... Dividing suture material into two classes—the one absorbable, the other ..."

5. The Clinical Journal (1900)
"By applying this argument to a non-absorbable dressing, we can fairly draw the ... On the other hand, if the body be absorbable the cells grow into and ..."

6. An Essay on Chemical Analysis by Louis Jacques Thénard, John George Children (1819)
"Should the mixture contain two gases, absorbable by the alkaline solution, ... Analysis of a mixture of fixe Gases not absorbable • by Potassa ; viz. ..."

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