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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.
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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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