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Adjective
Intensely preoccupied with, or by, a given topic or emotion
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“They were completely absorbed in each other.”
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Soaked up
“Cook until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice.”
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Distracted or not mentally present
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(keen on) Having an attraction to
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Absorbed in thought
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Devoted completely to one object
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Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance
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To have involved or engaged in deeply
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“The virtuoso's deft skill would completely absorb Martha who stared in amazement.”
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To have understood or accepted the validity of
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“The speech was inspiring, and the speaker's choice of words was easy to absorb.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to assimilate into a body, structure or system
“Heads have agreed to a merger whereby a new entity will absorb the two banks.”
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Past tense for to use, empty or drain completely
“The inefficient and time-consuming process can quickly absorb resources on the system.”
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Past tense for to endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
“It is an inspiring tale of man's fortitude and ability to absorb hardship.”
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Past tense for to pay for the costs of
“The company will absorb costs for food and accommodation during your business trip.”
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Past tense for to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“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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