English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Derivative of absorb

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Absorptive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})




  1. Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe.
  2. Having the capability of withstanding abuse or stress.
    • 1939British White Paper of Palestine of 1939
      In practice, from that date onwards until recent times, the economic absorptive capacity of the country has been treated as the sole limiting factor...

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