verb (used with object)
Origin of absorb
Synonyms for absorb
Examples from the Web for re-absorb
Historical Examples of re-absorb
It will not take long; the clamor of the market will re-absorb us to-morrow.
Word Origin for absorb
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.