Definitions of absorb:
  • verb:   take up, as of debts or payments
    Example: "Absorb the costs for something"
  • verb:   suck or take up or in
    Example: "A black star absorbs all matter"
  • verb:   cause to become one with
    Example: "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
  • verb:   engage or engross wholly
    Example: "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
  • verb:   take up mentally
    Example: "He absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  • verb:   assimilate or take in
    Example: "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
  • verb:   take in, also metaphorically
    Example: "The sponge absorbs water well"
  • verb:   become imbued
    Example: "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
  • verb:   engross (oneself) fully

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