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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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In class-ridden Britain, working people were almost always characterized as walk-on characters--Mr Punch's uppity servants or bibulous and comic Mrs Gamp types.
The scenario: Jeered, jarred, tarred, feathered and fired from his job as Reno's municipal fig leaf affixer, a shaken Ara Dias is feeling a bit down on himself when, still in feathers, he later drops in on sweetheart Edna, who lives with her bibulous aunt Edi .
The cleaning sheets comprise an upper bibulous layer having an upper face to absorb liquid from an object, which contacts the upper face.
That moment, of course, comes in Shakespeare's curious decision not to stage what would seem to be the eminently stageable impersonation, faux-infidelity, balcony scene in which the on-looking Claudio and Don Pedro are led by Don John to believe that Borachio is making love to Hero, only to have the event reported later by Borachio in his bibulous homily against the "deformed thief," "fashion" (3.
31) Finally, it seems particularly perverse to seek a real-life identity for the abbey in 'The Land of Cockaygne' when the one occasion in any of the manuscript's satires on which a community is explicitly located--at the beginning of 'Quondam fuit factus festus' where the bibulous abbot and prior are said to belong to Gloucester--has never been taken as anything more than a casual and insignificant detail.
Debs, as did many other railwaymen, reveled in the male camaraderie of the workplace and enjoyed the bibulous pleasures connected with it.
Inevitably, one of his drinking companions at the Happy World Cabaret (predecessor to the Aurora Hotel as Kuching's favorite watering hole) was the bibulous and splenetic Tom Harrisson.
Cotton's octosyllabic couplets here or in "The Retirement" or "Ode to Winter" seem almost Quaker-plain (except for his bibulous motif), particularly if compared with, say, Marvell's "Had we but world enough, and rime, / This coyness, lady, were no crime.
A flawed eccentric, yes -- like the neurotic Sherlock Holmes, the fastidious Hercule Poirot and the bibulous Inspector Morse -- but basically honorable and idealistic.
KEITH FLOYD defied medical science by actually finishing his bibulous Tour de France, without the an ambulance, for the series Floyd Uncorked.
He comes to enjoy living in the city of London, becomes acquainted with the peculiarities of late-imperial manners, and even finishes his thesis despite the near absence of any interest from his bibulous supervisor.
Although Cohn does not at first appear to have some of the drinking problems of his more bibulous companions, it is ironic that he provides a vivid example of some of the capricious personality flaws that are commonly perceived in the standard profile of a practicing alcoholic.