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Physically take in a liquid
“Do not soak them; mushrooms absorb water like sponges.”
Mentally take in information
“You must have the ability to persuade and inspire our friends to communicate and convince, to listen, to absorb the ideas of others.”
To hold the attention of
“His shirt is comically baggy on him and he's absorbed in an experiment to see if his head will fit inside the long, floppy sleeves.”
To make a part of a body or system
“On Friday, the heads of the two banks announced they had agreed to merge their banks by forming a new entity that will absorb the two banks by June next year.”
To make complete use of
“The whole idea is that nature needs a method for rapidly ridding itself of dysfunctional species that overpopulate and absorb resources too rapidly.”
To include so that it no longer has separate existence
“… somehow she managed to absorb whatever hardships life offered.”
Settling costs
To receive the force of an impact
“Larger entities can absorb this type of cost better, because they are spread over a much wider range of companies.”
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