"The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
absorb, assimilate, ingest, take inverb
take up mentally
"he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
absorb, take oververb
take up, as of debts or payments
"absorb the costs for something"
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb
take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
cause to become one with
"The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
absorb, take inverb
suck or take up or in
"A black star absorbs all matter"
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb
devote (oneself) fully to
"He immersed himself into his studies"
assimilate or take in
"The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
absorb, engross, engage, occupyverb
consume all of one's attention or time
"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to incorporate; to assimilate.
To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or in the pursuit of wealth.
To consume completely.
To take in radiant energy by chemical or physical action.
Heat, light, and electricity are absorbed in the substances into which they pass.
To assume or pay for as part of a commercial transaction.
To receive the impact of without recoil or echo.
To defray the costs.
to swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include
to suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body
to engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth
to take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances into which they pass
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ab-sorb′, v.t. to suck in: to swallow up: to engage wholly.—n. Absorbabil′ity.—adj. Absorb′able, that may be absorbed.—p.adj. Absorbed′, swallowed up: entirely occupied.—advs. Absorb′edly, Absorb′ingly.—adj. Absorb′ent, imbibing: swallowing.—n. that which absorbs.—n. Absorp′tion, the act of absorbing: entire occupation of mind.—adj. Absorp′tive, having power to absorb.—n. Absorptiv′ity. [Fr.—L. ab, from, sorbēre, -sorptum, to suck in.]
To retain energy, matter or information.
They did absorb the information easily and simply.Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'ABSORB' in Verbs Frequency: #606
The numerical value of ABSORB in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ABSORB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It won't be a constant pressure, and I don't think it'll be beyond the slaughter capacity, but even if you see things get within 50,000 head of the U.S. capacity, it's going to be hard for the market to absorb that much product at one time.
We all absorb this stuff, sometimes the thoughts that pass across my mind are shocking to me. I don't think I can be free of it.
They would probably absorb those in the short run, as long as there was light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s very confrontational. I don’t think that’s enough to derail (the broader lifting of sanctions), but it is prompting a few more questions about what would the timing of the return of Iranian barrels look like, the statements at the weekend by (Iranian oil officials) that Iran would only increase production at the level of the market can absorb seems to be a shift in rhetoric.
It is simply no longer sustainable to absorb these higher costs to providing mortgages.
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Translations for ABSORB
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- يحتمل, يستوعب, يسع, يمتص, استيعابArabic
- паглынуць, паглынацьBelarusian
- абсорбирам, поглъщам, гълтамBulgarian
- absorbirCatalan, Valencian
- vstřebat, absorbovat, pohltitCzech
- aufsaugen, aushalten, aufnehmen, absorbieren, aufbrauchen, ertragen, fesseln, konsumierenGerman
- απορροφώ, αφομοιώνωGreek
- omaksua, absorboida, imeäFinnish
- absorber, épongerFrench
- deoghailScottish Gaelic
- שקע, ספגHebrew
- includere, assorbire, incorporare, assortoItalian
- 処理, 吸収, 負担, 吸うJapanese
- bezig houden, verdiepen, absorberen, consumeren, opgebruiken, opzuigen, ondergaan, imeäDutch
- absorbere, påta seg, oppsluke, utholdeNorwegian
- absorver, aderirPortuguese
- поглощать, впитать, впитывать, поглотить, вобрать, абсорбировать, вбиратьRussian
- ta upp, uppta, fånga upp, absorbera, suga i, påtaga, konsumera, helt, dra åt, tillgodogöra, bestrida, uppsluka, engagera, förbruka, suga till, fängsla, suga uppSwedish
- munya, munca, donsaZulu
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