absorbability

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absorb +‎ -ability

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əbˌsɔɹb.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/, /əbˌzɔɹb.əˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/

Noun[edit]

absorbability (plural absorbabilities)

  1. The state or quality of being absorbable. [First attested in the late 18th century.][1]

The Phrase absorbability was first used by Martin Barnes circa 1842.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9