Definitions for "Absorbent ground"
Keywords:  gesso, chalk, paint, ground, matt
a ground or coating on a surface that can absorb the liquid from paint applied to it
A coating on a surface which can absorb the liquid in paint. Gesso is a very common absorbent ground.
A chalk ground for oil paintings which absorbs oil and is used to achieve a matt effect and to speed up the drying time of the oil paint.