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absorbent

[əb′sȯr·bənt]
(materials)
A material which, in contact with a liquid or gas, extracts one or more substances for which it has an affinity, and is altered physically or chemically during the process.

absorbent

A material which, owing to an affinity for certain substances, extracts one or more such substances from a liquid or gas with which it is in contact, and which changes physically or chemically, or both, during the process.
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