Definitions for absorb

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

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