Absorbent

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Description

A substance that has the ability to take up, or absorb, another material without any chemical bonding. Examples are Chalk, Sponge, Starch, Blotting paper, and Fuller's earth. Sometimes a general name of 'sorbent' is used for both absorbent and Adsorbent materials.

Synonyms and Related Terms

absorbent material; absorber (AAT preferred)

Authority

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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