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Overview of verb absorb

The verb absorb has 9 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (8) absorb

(become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb")

2. (5) absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in

(take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe")

3. (4) absorb, take over

(take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something")

4. (4) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up

(take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words")

5. (2) absorb

(cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax")

6. (1) absorb, take in

(suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter")

7. (1) steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up

(devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies")

8. absorb

(assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society")

9. absorb, engross, engage, occupy

(consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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