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Adjective
Having the mind fixed on something
“They were completely absorbed in each other.”
Adjective
“Cook until all the liquid is absorbed by the rice.”
Verb
Simple past tense for physically take in a liquid
“Do not soak them; mushrooms absorb water like sponges.”
Verb
Simple past tense for 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.”
Verb
Simple past tense for 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.”
Verb
Simple past tense for 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.”
Verb
Simple past tense for 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.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to include so that it no longer has separate existence
“… somehow she managed to absorb whatever hardships life offered.”
Verb
Simple past tense for settling costs
Verb
Simple past tense for 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.”
Verb
Past participle for physically take in a liquid
“Do not soak them; mushrooms absorb water like sponges.”
Verb
Past participle for 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.”
Verb
Past participle for 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.”
Verb
Past participle for 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.”
Verb
Past participle for to include so that it no longer has separate existence
“… somehow she managed to absorb whatever hardships life offered.”
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