"absorb" Definition

  1. v. t. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.
  2. v. t. To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
  3. v. t. To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
  4. v. t. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 604 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "absorb": 10
Words that end with "absorb": 2
Words that contain "absorb": 12
Next words in dictionary: absorbability, absorbable, absorbed, absorbedly, absorbency
Previous words in dictionary: absonous, absonant, absolving, absolver, absolvent

English Dictionary Definition of absorb

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