resorb


re·sorb

verb \(ˌ)rē-ˈsrb, -ˈzrb\

Definition of RESORB

transitive verb
1
:  to swallow or suck in again
2
:  to break down and assimilate the components of (as bone)
intransitive verb
:  to undergo resorption

Origin of RESORB

Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck up — more at absorb
First Known Use: 1640

Rhymes with RESORB

re·sorb

transitive verb \(ˈ)rē-ˈs(ə)rb, -ˈz(ə)rb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESORB

: to break down and assimilate (something previously differentiated) <resorbed bone>
intransitive verb
: to undergo resorption <the injected protein resorbs after some days>
re·sorb·a·ble \-ˈs(ə)r-bə-bəl, -ˈz(ə)r-\ adjective

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