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absorbent

[əb′sȯr·bənt]
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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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When he died back in 2001 a large number of friends including the late jazz great, George Melly, saw him off in a suitable bibulous fashion with his coffin conveyed from the local hostelry where he had been laid in state and up to the town's graveyard in the back of a Volvo estate.
Palla's advocacy of virtue ethics becomes clearer after a brief interlude during which the bibulous Poggio Bracciolini is lampooned.
Once a hell-raiser (critic Kenneth Tynan called him an "insomniac Celtic dynamo"), the 74-year-old is now the grand old man of acting, somehow outliving his friendly and equally bibulous rivals, Richards Burton and Harris.
2) At the close of the century, Beerbohm Tree's portrait of Bottom "with a bibulous visage [and] voice thickened with indulgence in liquor" (Williams 119) was representative of the standard view of the artisans.
Kapovich's poems teem with portraits of dispossessed, dead souls: a bibulous marine, a vituperative beggar, deracinated Russian expatriates, and an obese woman who commits suicide.
The French author, lately of The Possibility of an Island, is an old-style enfant terrible: more lecherous than Pepys; more bibulous than Hemingway; more wretched than his own dim lodestar, H.
In some ways, the usurpation plot of this bibulous crew is farcical.
The promotion of John Curtin, en faute de mieux, has been unsuccessful, as Curtin has been progressively disclosed to have been weak, bibulous and vacillating and to have consciously permitted Australian defence forces abroad to be effectively betrayed by left-wing unions on the waterfront who prevented the shipment of munitions, equipment and urgently needed supplies to them.
stars as a successful Chicago chef whose social life gets torpedoed when he allows his divorced and earnest sister (Jacqueline Obradors) and her daughter (Chloe Suazo), widowed and bibulous sister-in-law (Madchen Amick) and grumpy grandmother (Jenny Gago) to move in with him.
FOLLOWING Stena Line's ban on Ulster's Rangers fans travelling as foot passengers to Scotland, a local entrepreneur has stepped into the breech by forming a new company, SeaProd, which will ferry bibulous bigots between Larne and Stranraer.
A particularly intriguing example of the incorporation of European motifs in China is found on a Jingdezhen porcelain punch bowl of 1750-75, decorated on one side with a restrained group of Chinese drinkers and on the other with a contrastingly bawdy and bibulous tavern scene from William Hogarth's Midnight conversation.
The sacred date is annually celebrated by Joyce aficionados, who delight in organizing serious symposia and scholarly conferences, as well as bibulous banquets, in commemoration of Bloomsweek.