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resorb

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verb re·sorb \(ˌ)rē-ˈsȯrb, -ˈzȯrb\

Definition of resorb

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to swallow or suck in again

  3. 2 :  to break down and assimilate the components of (as bone)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo resorption



Origin of resorb

Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck up — more at absorb


First Known Use: 1640

Rhymes with resorb


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resorb

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transitive verb re·sorb \(ˈ)rē-ˈsȯ(ə)rb, -ˈzȯ(ə)rb\

Medical Definition of resorb

  1. :  to break down and assimilate (something previously differentiated) <resorbed bone>

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to undergo resorption <the injected protein resorbs after some days>

  4. re·sorb·a·ble \-ˈsȯ(ə)r-bə-bəl, -ˈzȯ(ə)r-\play play adjective




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