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    absorb

    absorb - Dictionary definition and meaning for word absorb

    Definition
    (verb) become imbued
    Example Sentence
    • The liquids, light, and gases absorb
    Definition
    (verb) take up mentally
    Synonyms : assimilate , ingest , take in
    Example Sentence
    • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe
    Definition
    (verb) take up, as of debts or payments
    Synonyms : take over
    Example Sentence
    • absorb the costs for something
    Definition
    (verb) take in, also metaphorically
    Synonyms : draw , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , suck up , take in , take up
    Example Sentence
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
    Definition
    (verb) cause to become one with
    Example Sentence
    • The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax
    Definition
    (verb) suck or take up or in
    Synonyms : take in
    Example Sentence
    • A black star absorbs all matter
    Definition
    (verb) devote (oneself) fully to
    Synonyms : engross , engulf , immerse , plunge , soak up , steep
    Example Sentence
    • He immersed himself into his studies
    Definition
    (verb) assimilate or take in
    Example Sentence
    • The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society
    Definition
    (verb) consume all of one's attention or time
    Synonyms : engage , engross , occupy
    Example Sentence
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely
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