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Definitions for (verb) absorb

Main entry: absorb Definition: cause to become one with Usage: The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax

Main entry: absorb, engage, engross, occupy Definition: consume all of one's attention or time Usage: Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

Main entry: engross, engulf, absorb, immerse, plunge, steep, soak up Definition: devote (oneself) fully to Usage: He immersed himself into his studies

Main entry: ingest, absorb, assimilate, take in Definition: take up mentally Usage: he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Main entry: absorb Definition: assimilate or take in Usage: The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society

Main entry: take in, take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb Definition: take in, also metaphorically Usage: The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

Main entry: absorb Definition: become imbued Usage: The liquids, light, and gases absorb

Main entry: absorb, take over Definition: take up, as of debts or payments Usage: absorb the costs for something

Main entry: absorb, take in Definition: suck or take up or in Usage: A black star absorbs all matter