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absorb/əbˈsoɚb/verb
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absorb
/əbˈsoɚb/
verb
absorbsabsorbedabsorbing
Learner's definition of ABSORB  
[+ object]
: to take in (something, such as a liquid) in a natural or gradual way — often used as (be) absorbed
   b  : to draw in (heat, light, energy, etc.)
: to learn (something)
   b  : to take in and make (something) part of a larger group, country, etc.
: to take up the whole interest or attention of (someone)
◊ If you are absorbed in something, you are fully involved in it.
: to prevent (something harmful or unwanted) from passing through
: to accept or deal with (something that is difficult, harmful, etc.)
   b  : to use up (something)

— absorbable

/əbˈsoɚbəbəl/adjective,[more absorbable; most absorbable]

— absorber

noun,pluralabsorbers[count]

— absorbing

adjective,[more absorbing; most absorbing]

— absorption

/əbˈsoɚpʃən/noun,[noncount]
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