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having a capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up

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having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

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The intermedial and inter-textual inclusiveness evident in this part of Kosc's argument is truly impressive, expanding as it does the interplay of the body's signifying traces in Frost's oeuvre and demonstrating the inter-art absorptiveness of his aesthetic program.
There is the equation of Gao's art with the music of Schoenberg and Olivier Messiaen (32); the insight that Gao's paintings lack an "identifiable focal point" and thus "destabiliz[e] the viewer's gaze" (56, 266-230); the detail that Gao paints strictly by electric light in a white-walled, black-floored room, thereby mirroring or exteriorizing the chromatics of his art (74); discussion of the "extreme care" with which Gao chooses his paper, attentive to minute differences in texture, absorptiveness, and "drying rates" (85); the suggestion that "each painting is a cosmogony in miniature" (99).
According to Kanter (1977) certain aspects of the work environment exert significant influence on family life, for example, the relative absorptiveness of an occupation, the effect of work hours and work schedules, reward and resources, and emotional climate of the work.
Research was performed in drained 65-75-year-old Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands of 0.7 stocking level, III site class, located at distances of 0.5-1.0, 3.0-3.5 and 5.5-6.0 km in the direction of prevailing south-westerly winds (Table 1), growing on the peat soils of transitional bog (Terri-Fibric Histosols -[P.sup.t.sub.2]) in Myrtillo-oxalidosa turfuso-siccata forest type (Karazija 1988), characterised by a high absorptiveness of different pollutants.
The water absorptiveness of the substrates was determined from a Cobb test on paper samples cut with the size 14 x 14 [cm.sup.2] and clamped inside a ring of diameter 10 cm.