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1. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] become imbued.

Synonyms

  • sorb
  • assimilate
  • reabsorb
  • resorb
  • imbibe

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • refuse
  • leave office
  • stay

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Rhymes with Absorb

  • shorb
  • moerbe
  • korb

How do you pronounce absorb?

Pronounce absorb as əbˈzɔrb.

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Sentences with absorb


1. Verb, base form
Cucumber juice works to help absorb the acid in your mouth, so your gums can begin to heal.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
These mitochondria absorb the pyruvic acids that were formed there and subject them to further chemical reactions.

3. Adjective
The baking soda will kill bacteria and absorb excess oil, thereby improving your back acne.

Quotes about absorb


1. 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

2. Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.
- William Faulkner

3. When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
- Michel de Montaigne, Les Essais

2. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] take in, also metaphorically.

Synonyms

  • take up
  • sponge up
  • mop up
  • draw
  • wipe up
  • mop
  • soak up
  • blot
  • imbibe
  • take in
  • suck
  • suck up

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • decentralize
  • diverge
  • abstain

3. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] take up mentally.

Synonyms

  • learn
  • assimilate
  • larn
  • take in
  • imbibe
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • moderate
  • low
  • ascend

4. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] take up, as of debts or payments.

Synonyms

  • take over

Antonyms

  • adduct
  • push

5. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] cause to become one with.

Synonyms

  • immix
  • merge
  • coalesce
  • fuse
  • meld
  • mix
  • combine
  • conflate
  • blend
  • flux

Antonyms

  • blur
  • unclearness
  • obscurity
  • soften

6. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] devote (oneself) fully to.

Synonyms

  • focus
  • rivet
  • center
  • immerse
  • steep
  • engross
  • plunge
  • centre
  • soak up
  • drink in
  • engulf
  • concentrate
  • drink

Antonyms

  • right
  • left
  • horizontal
  • inclined

7. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] suck or take up or in.

Synonyms

  • suck
  • take in

Antonyms

  • repel
  • abduct
  • glycerolize

8. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] consume all of one's attention or time.

Synonyms

  • occupy
  • engross
  • involve
  • engage
  • consume
  • interest

Antonyms

  • indistinctness
  • softness
  • unfasten
  • infield

9. absorb

verb. ['əbˈzɔrb'] assimilate or take in.

Synonyms

  • receive
  • take in

Antonyms

  • end
  • expand
  • increase
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