from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absorptiveness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Absorptiveness.

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  • noun obsolete The action of absorbing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being absorbent


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absorbance +‎ -y


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  • It set out plans to "recommend an additional degree of G-SIFI loss absorbency."

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  • Playtex ran an in vivo study comparing the tampons in each available absorbency (regular, super, and super-plus).

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  • It will also discuss financial instruments that can be used to increase the loss absorbency of these banks.

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  • Co-cos "are valuable ideas and may well become key elements in the future regulatory approach, but the best form of loss absorbency will always be straight equity, rather than debt which becomes equity when needed," said Adair Turner , the chairman of the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority, in a recent interview.

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  • In Consumer Reports tests of paper towels, we found that Bounty Extra Soft, Walgreens Ultra Quilted and CVS Big Quilts were overall winners when judged on absorbency, scrubbing and strength when wet.

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  • The NAD recommended that Kimberly-Clark "modify its advertising to avoid communicating the unsupported message that the use of quilted towels is bad and/or should be stopped" and that also to avoid conveying "the unsupported messages that Viva is thicker or has superior absorbency over Bounty."

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  • Proctor & Gamble picked up two wins in the paper towel wars when Kimberly-Clark, the maker of Viva and Scott, was advised to discontinue ads that may be misleading about the absorbency and thickness of P&G's Bounty.

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  • But just in case, keep a roll of paper towels Walgreens Ultra Quilted and CVS Big Quilts combined strength and absorbency in Consumer Reports latest paper towel tests to quickly blot stains until dry.

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