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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

You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
D. H. Lawrence

Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.
Audrey Hepburn

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

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.
Dave Barry

What is the meaning of 'gossip?' Doesn't it originate with sympathy, an interest in one's neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one's self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
Lucy Larcom
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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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