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Engrossing or compelling
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“Deadwood combines fascinating character studies with intelligent writing and an absorbing plot.”
Having or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement
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Engaging attention
(of an object or person) Evoking admiration through a physical presence
(Present participle of understand) Being aware of the meaning of
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“The speech was inspiring, and the speaker's choice of words was easy to absorb.”
(rare) Instigating the curiosity or attention of someone
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“The virtuoso's deft skill would completely absorb Martha who stared in amazement.”
Present participle 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.”
Present participle for to assimilate into a body, structure or system
“Heads have agreed to a merger whereby a new entity will absorb the two banks.”
Present participle for to use, empty or drain completely
“The inefficient and time-consuming process can quickly absorb resources on the system.”
Present participle for to endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
“It is an inspiring tale of man's fortitude and ability to absorb hardship.”
Present participle for to pay for the costs of
“The company will absorb costs for food and accommodation during your business trip.”
Present participle 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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