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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]
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Exhibiting a bibulous stamina that would have impressed the bard himself, Burns's admirers at the 1846 festival roistered on until 7am.
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Oxford was a highly articulate, if at times bibulous, authoritative officer who never hesitated in his forthright views.
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The remainder occurred in a variety of contexts, with the bond between the parties, in many cases, exclusively a bibulous one.
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When I first came to the United States from Ireland in the early 1900S, Americans thought of my home country as a land of green fields, bibulous peasants, and perhaps the occasional leprechaun.
The first time I met him in the bibulous atmosphere of "el Tren Negro," I noticed that he did not drink, but I only found out the reason later.
During a rather bibulous intermission Wednesday night at Mechanics Hall, someone asked a loose member of the Band of Irish Guards, in full regimental regalia, if his monstrous fur hat had a name.
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The roughly 30-year age difference and Jean's earnest devotion to making a post-divorce go of it with her son raise some questions as to her quick willingness to get involved with a bibulous old ne'er-do-well.
From that wartime meeting in 1944 until Dad's death at the turn of the century, not a year went by without the two old friends meeting up, including many a late and bibulous sortie into the early hours at Opens various.