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Adjective: absorptive  ub'sorp-tiv or ub'zorp-tiv
  1. Having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
    "as absorptive as a sponge";
    - absorbent

See also: absorbefacient, absorbency, assimilating, assimilative, assimilatory, hygroscopic, receptive, shock-absorbent, sorbefacient, spongelike, spongy, thirsty