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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.