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absorbs

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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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5 to put up with (something painful or difficult)
  • somehow she managed to absorb whatever hardships life offered
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