ABSORPTIVE (_comparative_ MORE ABSORPTIVE, _superlative_ MOST ABSORPTIVE)
* Having power, capacity, or tendency to absorb or imbibe. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]
* 1939 — _British White Paper of Palestine of 1939_
In practice, from that date onwards until recent times, the economic ABSORPTIVE capacity of the country has been treated as the sole limiting factor...