What does absorbing mean?

Definitions for absorbingæbˈsɔr bɪŋ, -ˈzɔr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word absorbing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting(adj)

    capable of arousing and holding the attention

    "a fascinating story"


  1. absorbing(Adjective)

    Engrossing, that sustains someone's interest.

    An absorbing pursuit.

  2. absorbing(Adjective)

    allowing a process to enter it, but not to leave it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absorbing

    of Absorb

  2. Absorbing(adj)

    swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absorbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absorbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Williams:

    Everything is about the vehicle absorbing the force of the blast to save the occupants.

  2. Paul Newman:

    Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.

  3. George Pavarini:

    I'm not selling eggs, where I can raise the price to absorb that, i end up absorbing directly the increases.

  4. Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial:

    There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.

  5. Doug Madory:

    Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn't be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently.

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