Definition Of absorb

verb

engross the attention of (someone).

the work absorbed him and continued to make him happy

take in or soak up (energy, or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action, typically gradually.

buildings can be designed to absorb and retain heat

Example Of absorb

  • A better alternative is indoor plants, which absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.

  • Analysts must fully absorb cultural information, an area in which the intelligence community rarely excels.

  • Bosses said that it could absorb the 14 per cent of mail transported by train on the roads without extra journeys.

  • buildings can be designed to absorb and retain heat

  • By 1788, debt service alone would absorb fifty percent of annual revenue.


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