Adjective "absorbable" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əbˈzɔːbəb(ə)l//əbˈsɔːbəb(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Able to be absorbed, especially into the body.
  1. 'The two types of sutures are: absorbable and nonabsorbable.'
  2. 'In fact, the most readily absorbable form of calcium delivering the largest supply of calcium to your bones is calcium citromalate, 17 so look out for this on your supplement label.'
  3. 'When the bacteria (lactobacillus acidophillus, bifidus or bulgaricus) grow to make yoghurt, they do so by fermenting the normal milk sugar, lactose, into absorbable products.'
  4. 'Some authors tried to eliminate local forces in the tunnel model by use of various absorbable materials and biodegradable screws, but local reactions may have a significant influence on the experimental outcome.'
  5. 'I recommend calcium citrate, which is the most absorbable form.'
  6. 'Although 200 mcg of an absorbable organic form of chromium such as picolinate can improve blood indices for type 2 diabetics, it was not sufficient to reverse all glucose abnormalities.'
  7. 'The surgeon closes the oral mucosa and muscle layers using braided absorbable suture in a horizontal mattress fashion.'
  8. 'Lower extremity wounds in patients who are obese must be closed with interrupted absorbable sutures, and loose tissue must be debrided to reduce the cellulitis produced by fat necrosis.'
  9. 'The objective of this study was to estimate absorbable iron intakes of a representative sample of the Quebec adult population and to compare these results with the new North American recommendations for iron.'
  10. 'We recently heard that absorbable hemostatic agents intended to be left in patients have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration.'

Definitions

1. to suck up or drink in (a liquid); soak up: A sponge absorbs water.

2. to swallow up the identity or individuality of; incorporate: The empire absorbed many small nations.

3. to involve the full attention of; to engross or engage wholly: so absorbed in a book that he did not hear the bell.

4. to occupy or fill: This job absorbs all of my time.

5. to take up or receive by chemical or molecular action: Carbonic acid is formed when water absorbs carbon di

More examples(as adjective)

"sutures can be absorbable."

"materials can be absorbable."

"markets can be absorbable."

Origin

(absorb)