absorb  

  • Pronunciation of absorb: AH0 B Z AO1 R B (æb'sɔrb)

  • Number of syllables of absorb: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of absorb

  • Definition of absorb

    • (v): cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"  
    • (v): engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"  
    • (v): engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"  
    • (v): take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"  
    • (v): assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"  
    • (v): take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words"  
    • (v): become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"  
    • (v): take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"  
    • (v): suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"  
  • Examples of absorb

    • To vaporize, the gasoline must absorb heat from the engine.  
    • Evaporators can be used to absorb heat from air or from a liquid.  
    • But the new economy could not absorb unskilled villagers.  
    • The mycorrhiza helps the orchid absorb and assimilate nutrients.  
    • The feeder always need something to absorb for its maintenance.  
    • Special glands lining the tunnels then absorb nutriment for the plant.  
    • Add enough cat litter to the paint to absorb all of the liquid.  
    • Elderly, anemic and malnourished patients may absorb the suture more quickly.  
    • The Baron's paunch could absorb a world.  
    • How much dairy food must one consume in order to absorb enough calcium  

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