- to absorb again, as an exudation.
Origin of resorb
1630–40; < Latin resorbēre, equivalent to re- re- + sorbēre to swallow, suck up
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- (tr) to absorb again
C17: from Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck in; see absorb
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Word Origin and History for resorb
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- To absorb again.
- To dissolve and assimilate such things as bone tissue.
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