Definition of absorb:
- To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
- To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
- To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.
- 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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- learn (part of speech: verb)
- receive (part of speech: verb)
- "Sally Dows and Other Stories", Bret Harte.
The race, as now constituted, is assuredly of mixed origin, and large drafts of foreign population have been added from time to time to the primitive stock, which has always been kind to admit, absorb, and make them finally Celtic.- "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
- "State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge", Calvin Coolidge.