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ab·sor·bent

(ab-sōr'bent), Avoid the misspelling absorbant.
1. Having the power to absorb, soak up, or incorporate a gas, liquid, light rays, or heat. Synonym(s): absorptive, bibulous
2. Any substance possessing such power.
3. Material used to remove carbon dioxide from circuits in which rebreathing occurs, for example, anesthesia circuit and basal metabolism equipment.

bibulous

(1) Absorbent.
(2) Prone to imbibing excess ethanol.

bib·u·lous

(bib'yū-lŭs)
Absorbent; in medical terms, refers to materials used to soak up fluids, such as saliva during dental procedures.
[L. bibulus, drinking freely, absorbent]

bib·u·lous

(bib'yū-lŭs)
Absorbent; in medical terms, refers to materials used to soak up unwanted fluids, such as saliva during dental procedures.
[L. bibulus, drinking freely, absorbent]

bibulous (bib´yōōlus),

adj pertaining to absorption; a material's ability to absorb fluids.
bibulous pad (saliva absorber),
n a permeable cotton pad placed inside the cheek during the application of a sealant to staunch the flow of saliva and keep the treatment field dry.
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Baclofen reduces ethanol intake in high-alcohol-drinking University of Chile bibulous rats.
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Palla's advocacy of virtue ethics becomes clearer after a brief interlude during which the bibulous Poggio Bracciolini is lampooned.
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2) At the close of the century, Beerbohm Tree's portrait of Bottom "with a bibulous visage [and] voice thickened with indulgence in liquor" (Williams 119) was representative of the standard view of the artisans.
The French author, lately of The Possibility of an Island, is an old-style enfant terrible: more lecherous than Pepys; more bibulous than Hemingway; more wretched than his own dim lodestar, H.
It is of considerable interest to our investigation of bibulous descriptors that, in Glasgow parlance and also more widely in Scotland, a person who has over-indulged in strong drink, and who displays the symptoms, is often said to be 'steamin" (with the qualifier 'wi drink' sometimes added for good measure).
In some ways, the usurpation plot of this bibulous crew is farcical.
The promotion of John Curtin, en faute de mieux, has been unsuccessful, as Curtin has been progressively disclosed to have been weak, bibulous and vacillating and to have consciously permitted Australian defence forces abroad to be effectively betrayed by left-wing unions on the waterfront who prevented the shipment of munitions, equipment and urgently needed supplies to them.
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FOLLOWING Stena Line's ban on Ulster's Rangers fans travelling as foot passengers to Scotland, a local entrepreneur has stepped into the breech by forming a new company, SeaProd, which will ferry bibulous bigots between Larne and Stranraer.
It was in this figure of Ortlepp, the bibulous poet, that Nietzsche first encountered the two-faced Dionysus, god of sensuous pleasure but also of the fear of death," notes Joachim Kohler in Nietzsche and Wagner (1998).