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Definition of absorb:

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

Synonyms:

get out, blot, worry, buy up, bury, engulf, resume, pass, awareness, mesh, incorporate, puff, earn, scoop up, latch on, sidle up, prosecute, cod, eject, take-in, employ, dive, excite, dupe, sop up, start, usurp, fawn, launch, seize, consume, operate, drink up, collect, make, kotow, wage, occupy, play up, take-up, draw and quarter, depict, line, see, bring in, plight, ingest, gull, eat up, withdraw, fellate, truckle, thread, charter, give suck, trace, befool, monopolize, intercept, souse, preoccupy, engross, watch, put one over, take on, betroth, expel, assume, put on, draw in, pull back, drink in, draw off, scoop, tie, use up, pull in, draw, imbibe, give, run, pursue, wet-nurse, string, soak up, catch, fill, describe, bear, relieve, lift out, dump, fool, breastfeed, buy out, delineate, hook on, plunge, attract, sorb, hire, appropriate, seize on, quarter, rent, take over, dip, douse, drink, reap, plunk, put one across, fasten on, interest, suckle, reside, dunk, borrow, invade, invite, strike, pull, guide, lodge in, nurse, concern, gain, repeat, bootlick, clear, exhaust, assimilate, busy, lock, lactate, soak, eviscerate, swallow up, engage, blow, go down on, adopt, cozy up, disembowel, arrogate, overhear, cotton up, drag, immerse, toady, force, pull out, gather in, embody, slang, kowtow, affiance, view, infuse, cast, steep, suck, shine up, realise, sense, suck up, scoop out, lease, take out, enlist, have, suck in.

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