absorbefacient
absorbefacient absorbefacient adj. 1. 1 inducing or promoting absorption

Syn: sorbefacient [WordNet 1.5]


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  • absorbefacient — 1. Causing absorption. 2. Any substance possessing such quality. [L. ab sorbeo, to suck in, + facio, to make] * * * ab·sor·be·fa·cient əb .sȯr bə fā shənt, .zȯr adj causing or promoting absorption absorbefacient n an agent causing or promoting… …   Medical dictionary

  • absorbefacient — /ab sawr beuh fay sheuhnt, zawr /, adj. causing absorption. [1870 75; ABSORB + e (as in LIQUEFY, LIQUEFACTION) + FACIENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • absorbefacient — adj. causing absorptionÉ™b sÉ”rbÉ™ feɪʃənt /É™b sɔː bÉ™ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • absorbefacient — ab·sor·be·fa·cient …   English syllables

  • absorbefacient — /əbsɔbəˈfeɪʃənt/ (say uhbsawbuh fayshuhnt), / zɔb / (say zawb ) adjective 1. causing absorption. –noun 2. a drug or other substance which causes absorption. {Latin absorbē(re) absorb + facient} …   Australian English dictionary

  • absorbefacient — adjective inducing or promoting absorption • Syn: ↑sorbefacient • Similar to: ↑absorbent, ↑absorptive …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorbefacient — 1. Causing absorption. 2. An agent that causes or facilitates absorption. [L. sorbeo, to suck up, + facio, to make] * * * sor·be·fa·cient (sor″bə faґshənt) [sorb + facient] absorbefacient …   Medical dictionary

  • -facient — a suffix forming adjectives meaning that makes or causes (something) and nouns meaning one that makes or causes (something) , as in absorbefacient (noun and adjective). {Latin faciens, present participle, doing, making} …   Australian English dictionary

  • absorptive — adjective having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.) (Freq. 1) as absorbent as a sponge • Syn: ↑absorbent • Ant: ↑nonabsorbent (for: ↑absorbent) …   Useful english dictionary

  • -facient — comb. form forming adjectives and nouns indicating an action or state produced (abortifacient). Etymology: from or after L faciens entis part. of facere make * * * |fāshənt adjective combining form Etymology: Latin facient , faciens, present… …   Useful english dictionary

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