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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

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

One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation.
Victor Hugo

One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature.
Emile Durkheim

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
Adam Smith
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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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