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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reabsorb, resorbverb

    undergo resorption


  1. reabsorbverb

    absorb again


  1. reabsorb

    Reabsorb generally refers to the process where a substance or element, which has been previously secreted or released, is absorbed again by the system or organism that produced it. This term is often used in biological and medical contexts, such as in reference to nutrients being reabsorbed by the body, or in environmental science where certain materials are reabsorbed back into nature or an ecosystem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reabsorbverb

    to absorb again; to draw in, or imbibe, again what has been effused, extravasated, or thrown off; to swallow up again; as, to reabsorb chyle, lymph, etc.; -- used esp. of fluids

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reabsorb

    rē-ab-sorb′, v.t. to absorb, suck in, or swallow up again.—n. Reabsorp′tion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reabsorb in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reabsorb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of reabsorb in a Sentence

  1. James Ulchaker:

    The kidneys don’t reabsorb water, so when you drink, you’re going to make larger amounts of urine.

  2. Elizabeth Blaney:

    The colon's main job is to reabsorb water. If you're a bit dehydrated, your stool will be harder and more difficult to pass.

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