Absorbent ground
Absorbent Ab*sorb"ent, a. [L. absorbens, p. pr. of absorbere.] Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive. [1913 Webster]

{Absorbent ground} (Paint.), a ground prepared for a picture, chiefly with distemper, or water colors, by which the oil is absorbed, and a brilliancy is imparted to the colors. [1913 Webster]


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