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absorb

absorb

absorb - Dictionary definition and meaning for word absorb

Definition
(verb) become imbued
Example Sentence
  • The liquids, light, and gases absorb

Definition
(verb) take up mentally
Synonyms : assimilate , ingest , take in
Example Sentence
  • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

Definition
(verb) take up, as of debts or payments
Synonyms : take over
Example Sentence
  • absorb the costs for something

Definition
(verb) take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms : draw , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , suck up , take in , take up
Example Sentence
  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

Definition
(verb) cause to become one with
Example Sentence
  • The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax

Definition
(verb) suck or take up or in
Synonyms : take in
Example Sentence
  • A black star absorbs all matter

Definition
(verb) devote (oneself) fully to
Synonyms : engross , engulf , immerse , plunge , soak up , steep
Example Sentence
  • He immersed himself into his studies

Definition
(verb) assimilate or take in
Example Sentence
  • The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society

Definition
(verb) consume all of one's attention or time
Synonyms : engage , engross , occupy
Example Sentence
  • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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