vt \əb-ˈs(ə)rb, -ˈz(ə)rb\

Definition of ABSORB

: to take up especially by capillary, osmotic, solvent, or chemical action <surgical sutures which can be absorbed by the body> <the blood in the lungs absorbs oxygen>
: to transform (radiant energy) into a different form usually with a resulting rise in temperature <chlorophyll reflects green light and absorbs the other colors of light>
ab·sorb·able \əb-ˈsr-bə-bəl, -ˈzr-\ adjective
ab·sorb·er noun

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