reabsorb

verb
re·​ab·​sorb | \ ˌrē-əb-ˈsȯrb How to pronounce reabsorb (audio) , -ˈzȯrb\
reabsorbed; reabsorbing; reabsorbs

Definition of reabsorb

transitive verb

: to take up (something previously secreted or emitted) sugars reabsorbed in the kidney also : resorb sense 2

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And equally importantly, fires in the savannah burn mainly dry grasses that regrow each year: the CO₂ released by fires in grasslands is reabsorbed by the growth of new grass the next year, meaning such fires are nearly carbon-neutral within a year. Colin Beale, Quartz Africa, "Scientists say comparing the Amazon rainforest fires to burning grasslands in Africa is misleading," 31 Aug. 2019 Methane doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2 and is reabsorbed into terrestrial cycles via chemical reactions within 12 years or so. David Roberts, Vox, "Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought," 16 Aug. 2019 This is because salt keeps calcium from being reabsorbed from the urine into the blood. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 This is because salt keeps calcium from being reabsorbed from the urine into the blood. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 This is because salt keeps calcium from being reabsorbed from the urine into the blood. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 In 1984, Deng was fixated over the strategy of how to reabsorb Hong Kong from the British. Washington Post, "China’s backers and ‘triad’ gangs have history of common foes. Hong Kong protesters fear they are next.," 23 July 2019 This is because salt keeps calcium from being reabsorbed from the urine into the blood. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago, baltimoresun.com, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 11 July 2019 Their northward march led them to land bridges that allowed them to fan out across the globe, filling ecological niches and spreading south again as the planet reabsorbed the excess CO2 in the sky and cooled over 200,000 years. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "As the World Warms, Clouds Could Disappear—Catastrophically," 3 Mar. 2019

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1720, in the meaning defined above

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reabsorb

transitive verb
re·​ab·​sorb | \ ˌrē-əb-ˈsȯ(ə)rb, -ˈzȯ(ə)rb How to pronounce reabsorb (audio) \

Medical Definition of reabsorb

: to take up (something previously secreted or emitted) sugars reabsorbed in the kidney also : resorb

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