Definition for absorbing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of absorb
Examples from the Web for absorbing
He pauses, absorbing the sunshine streaming into his garden.
We know that Mockingbird, played by Adrianne Palicki, will be making an appearance, as well as the Absorbing Man.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’|Jason Lynch|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her time with Dr. Simpson formed “the happiest and most absorbing years” of her life.Death Became Her: Molly Lefebure’s Wartime Years of Murder and Suicide|Tim Teeman|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But for a truly intimate and absorbing experience, head over to Studio Theater on 14th Street.
His contempt for judges and politicians was so absorbing that I read the book in two sittings.
The despatch of the Salonika force and their outfit are absorbing all my energies.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
He knows the absorbing interest of the South in Western matters.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
This it does more or less slowly by absorbing moisture from the air.Manures and the principles of manuring|Charles Morton Aikman
No harvesting- or pottery-work is possible with these absorbing doorkeeping-functions.Bramble-bees and Others|J. Henri Fabre
The clue to that sad and painful mystery which was absorbing her life seemed almost in her grasp.Cast Adrift|T. S. Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for absorbing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for absorbing (2 of 2)
Word Origin for absorb
Word Origin and History for absorbing
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.