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To physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“When the fog settles upon vegetables, the leaves and other surfaces of these plants then absorb the water.”
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To mentally take in information
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“The speech was inspiring, and the speaker's choice of words was easy to absorb.”
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To hold or engage the attention of
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“The virtuoso's deft skill would completely absorb Martha who stared in amazement.”
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To assimilate into a body, structure or system
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“Heads have agreed to a merger whereby a new entity will absorb the two banks.”
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To use, empty or drain completely
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“The inefficient and time-consuming process can quickly absorb resources on the system.”
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To endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
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“It is an inspiring tale of man's fortitude and ability to absorb hardship.”
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To pay for the costs of
“The company will absorb costs for food and accommodation during your business trip.”
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To receive and reduce the force of an impact
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“The muscles, tendons, bones, and joints of the foot and the lower leg function to absorb the impact of the landing.”
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To be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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To acquire new information or skill
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To overwhelm with large amounts or quantities
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To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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To ingest or consume food
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Confer citizenship upon
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To keep in one's memory
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To take responsibility for
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To consume a liquid
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Absorb again
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To hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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