Meaning of ABSORB in English

ABSORB

verb

1 liquid, gas, energy, etc.

ADVERB

▪ quickly , rapidly

▪ directly , easily , readily

PREPOSITION

▪ into

Nutrients are ~ed into the bloodstream.

2 make part of sth larger

ADVERB

▪ gradually

PHRASES

▪ be ~ed into sth

These committees were gradually ~ed into the local government machine.

3 information/atmosphere

ADVERB

▪ easily , readily

The information is presented so that it can be readily ~ed.

▪ fully

▪ passively

4 interest

ADVERB

▪ completely , totally , utterly

His work ~ed him completely.

▪ deeply

Absorb is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ plant , ↑ sponge

Absorb is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ carbon dioxide , ↑ detail , ↑ heat , ↑ impact , ↑ information , ↑ light , ↑ liquid , ↑ loss , ↑ mineral , ↑ moisture , ↑ oxygen , ↑ perspiration , ↑ radiation , ↑ ray , ↑ vibration , ↑ water

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