verb (used with object)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH absorbabsorb , adsorb
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Example sentences from the Web for absorb
The meat was almost blackened by the time it absorbed the smoke, and while the skin was crisp, it gave way between my teeth.Until I Can Go Back to My Favorite Restaurant, This Jerk Paste Is the Next Best Thing|Elazar Sontag|September 25, 2020|Eater
With a more extensive root system, plants can absorb more nutrients and pump more exudates into the soil to recruit more helpful microbes that can make more indole-3-acetic acid.Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too - Issue 90: Something Green|Anne Biklé & David R. Montgomery|September 23, 2020|Nautilus
A few amphibians don’t bother with lungs and instead absorb oxygen through their skin.
Even with an increase in volume, the system has space to absorb more passengers and still perform well.Planning to fly for the holidays? 6 things to know before you book|matthewheimer|September 19, 2020|Fortune
I wanted to learn as much as I could about the trail and, as an educator, he was happy to give me as much information as I could absorb.
Similar reinforced plinths were developed by the Getty museums in Los Angeles to absorb the seismic movements there.
In the book, you say “Absorb youth and you will be absorbed by youth.”George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the details of this massacre have been especially difficult to absorb.
It gave me license to pore over raw tape, again and again, to absorb the subtle clues of human behavior.We Interrupt This Broadcast: How a TV Producer Learned to Write Fiction|George Lerner|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I welcome China to Africa because Africa is big enough to absorb China,” he said.The American Elite Embraces a New Africa at D.C. Summit|Eleanor Clift|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had an air of showing him about Princeton as if he must absorb its beauties for the last time.The Guarded Heights|Wadsworth Camp
This sponge will absorb readily the gross impurities of the water, and can easily be taken out and cleaned once or twice a week.
The string will absorb the wax, and may then be placed on one side until needed.Manual of American Grape-Growing|U. P. Hedrick
Does she suppose wounds of different kinds to "absorb" each other, so to speak?A Tangled Tale|Lewis Carroll
The idea of his book was beginning to absorb him very thoroughly.The Making of a Soul|Kathlyn Rhodes