Germans have absorbed profound lessons from their recent history.
These modern children of privilege have absorbed our general cultural sense that this inherited advantage is unfair.
Why else, goes the reasoning, would Arab countries refuse to integrate Arabs, just as Israel absorbed Jewish refugees?
He was so absorbed, he forgot to pick up the phone when his publicist called for this interview.
He absorbed ethnic rebels into his criminal empire, and set up encampments along the Mekong river.
They absorbed her atmosphere and after each followed a period of mental asphyxy.
absorbed in the two unrelated interests, he gradually came to connect them.
It had absorbed the American accent, the American clip and drawl.
When they have absorbed the sauce, complete the cooking with broth or, failing that, with water.
He went about absorbed in the interest and the actuality of this dream.
early 15c., from Middle French absorber (Old French assorbir, 13c.), from Latin absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + sorbere "suck in," from PIE root *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Greek rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lithuanian srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1763. Related: Absorbed; absorbing.
absorb ab·sorb (əb-sôrb', -zôrb')
v. ab·sorbed, ab·sorb·ing, ab·sorbs
To take in by absorption.
To reduce the intensity of transmitted light.