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From Latin sorbere (to suck in, absorb) + faciens, of facere (to make).



sorbefacient (comparative more sorbefacient, superlative most sorbefacient)

  1. (medicine) Producing absorption.



sorbefacient (plural sorbefacients)

  1. A medicine or substance that produces absorption.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sorbefacient”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)