adj. & n. Med.
—adj. causing absorption.
—n. a sorbefacient drug etc.
Etymology: L sorbere suck in + -FACIENT

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Sorbefacient — Sor be*fa cient, a. [L. sorbere to suck in, absorb + faciens, p. pr. of facere to make.] (Med.) Producing absorption. n. A medicine or substance which produces absorption. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorbefacient — sor·be·fa·cient (sôr bə fāʹshənt) adj. Promoting absorption. Used of a medicine or an agent.   sor be·faʹcient n. * * * …   Universalium

  • sorbefacient — 1. Causing absorption. 2. An agent that causes or facilitates absorption. [L. sorbeo, to suck up, + facio, to make] * * * sor·be·fa·cient (sor″bə faґshənt) [sorb + facient] absorbefacient …   Medical dictionary

  • sorbefacient — sor·be·fa·cient || ‚sÉ”rbɪ feɪʃənt /‚sɔː n. substance that promotes absorption adj. promoting absorption …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sorbefacient — sor·be·fa·cient …   English syllables

  • sorbefacient —   a.,n. (substance) promoting absorption …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • absorbefacient — adj. 1. 1 inducing or promoting absorption Syn: sorbefacient [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absorbent — adj porous, spongy, spongiose, Rare. spongious, permeable, pervious; retentive, absorptive, Physical Chem. adsorbent; thirsty, bibbing, bibulous, imbibitory; recipient, receptive, assimilative, digestive; soaking, blotting, sponging, absorbing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bibulous — adj 1. alcoholic, dypsomaniacal, bib acious, inebrious, crapulous, given or addicted to drink, Sl. on the sauce, Sl. on the bottle, Sl. on the booze, Sl. under the influence; drunken, sottish, besotted, awash, Literary. in one s cups, Inf. boozy …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • absorbefacient — adjective inducing or promoting absorption • Syn: ↑sorbefacient • Similar to: ↑absorbent, ↑absorptive …   Useful english dictionary

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