Absorb - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əbˈzɔːrb|  American pronunciation of the word absorb
Brit.  |əbˈzɔːb|  British pronunciation of the word absorb

verb

- become imbued
- take up mentally(syn: assimilate, ingest)
- take up, as of debts or payments
- take in, also metaphorically(syn: draw, imbibe, suck)
- cause to become one with
- suck or take up or in
- devote (oneself) fully to (syn: engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, steep)
- assimilate or take in
- consume all of one's attention or time(syn: engage, engross, occupy)

Examples

The walls are made of a material that absorbs sound.

She is good at absorbing information.

He has retained the values that he absorbed as a young man.

a country that has absorbed many immigrants

smaller countries invaded and absorbed by bigger ones

His interest in photography absorbs him completely.

I was so absorbed by her story that I lost track of time.

Certain chemicals are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, while others are not.

His work absorbed him.

Large companies absorb smaller ones.

The company will absorb all the research costs.

The boxer absorbed the punches without buckling.

Plants absorb nutrients from the soil.

Water and salts are absorbed into our blood stream.

Her capacity to absorb information is amazing.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: absorb
he/she/it: absorbs
present participle: absorbing
past tense: absorbed
past participle: absorbed
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