Meaning of ABSORB in English

ABSORB

verb

1.

to take in and make a part of one's being

absorb knowledge from reading

Synonyms: assimilate, imbibe, incorporate, inhaust, insorb

Related Word: embody, imbue, impregnate, infuse, permeate

Contrasted words: disgorge, eject, expel, vomit; discharge, eliminate, emit, give off, pass

Antonyms: exude, give out

2.

Synonyms: monopolize , consume, engross, sew up

Related Word: concern, engage, immerse, involve, preoccupy

Contrasted words: diffuse, disperse, scatter

Antonyms: dissipate ( as time, attention )

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