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Absorb meaning

absorb - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. take up mentally; " he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  2. 2. assimilate or take in; " The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
  3. 3. become imbued; " The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
  4. 4. To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To suck up; engage wholly.

absorb - examples of usage

  1. The seats for the spectators grow and grow in importance till at last they absorb, as it were, the whole spirit, and give their name theatre to the whole structure; action is swallowed up in contemplation.
  2. " Then you will drink a large glass of lemonade and absorb the oil," Miss Hellner announced.
  3. The testing of rubber in regard to its plasticity and power to absorb finely divided mineral matter will be discussed in a later chapter.
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