What does the word absorb mean?

Usage examples for absorb

  1. " It isn't that in Fleda Ringgan," said Constance, " for her outward circumstances have no brightness, I should think, that reflection would not utterly absorb." – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. And such thought makes us free men; we no longer bow before the inevitable in Oriental subjection, but we absorb it, and make it a part of ourselves. – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  3. And all the plants growing upon the surface of the earth, like that which I have brought here to serve as an illustration, absorb carbon. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday