Part of speech: verb

To drink in or suck up; engross completely; swallow up.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Michael Faraday.