Thesaurus for absorb
- assimilate, ingest, take in, take over, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take up, steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, engage, occupy, acquire, blend, center, centre, coalesce, combine, commingle, concentrate, conflate, flux, focus, fund, fuse, immix, interest, invite, larn, learn, meld, merge, mix, pore, receive, rivet, sorb
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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