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Definition of Absorb

Absorb

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

Absorb Quotations

We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
Mike Rounds

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Eating apples is good on so many levels. There's fiber in the skin that's really good for you. It helps with digestion and helps you absorb all the nutrients of everything you've eaten that day. Apples are a really good thing.
Rebecca Romijn

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
George F. Kennan

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings have lately turned into a fad, and are read by people who have neither the ability nor the desire to absorb literature.
Herman Hesse
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Absorb Translations

absorb in Danish is indsuge
absorb in Dutch is in beslag nemen, opslorpen, absorberen
absorb in French is phagocyter, neutraliser, absorbez, absorbent
absorb in German is neutralisieren, absorbieren, tragen, aufnehmen
absorb in Italian is fagocitare, smorzare, neutralizzare
absorb in Norwegian is absorbere
absorb in Portuguese is absorva
absorb in Spanish is sostener, asumir, absorber
absorb in Swedish is uppta
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