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absorb

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1 to take in (something liquid) through small openings
  • most of the spilled water was absorbed by the tablecloth

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2 to hold the attention of
  • chatting on the phone doesn't absorb me so much that I can't do something else at the same time

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3 to make a part of a body or system
  • local schools will seek to absorb the new immigrants into the regular curriculum as quickly as possible

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4 to make complete use of
  • cleaning the house absorbed the rest of his energy

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5 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • somehow she managed to absorb whatever hardships life offered

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The first known use of absorb was in the 15th century

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“Absorb.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absorb. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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