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Definition of 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

I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
Mary Cassatt

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

I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, from the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
Toni Morrison

Living life at a young age is like being a sponge thrust into the ocean. You absorb what's around you. If you're around people who are supportive and positive, that's how you look at the world.
Freddie Prinze, Jr.

To possess dignity is to be worthy of respect. Worthy of high esteem. Absorb this: you are worthy of respect.
Beth Moore
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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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