verb (used with object)
Origin of absorb
Synonyms for absorb
Examples from the Web for reabsorb
Historical Examples of reabsorb
It will, however, reabsorb some moisture from the air, when exposed to it.Handwork in Wood
Where are we to find the means to abolish and reabsorb the evil?A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson
Edouard le Roy
Scarcely any industry can grow fast enough to reabsorb into skilled or semi-skilled positions the displaced workmen.
The expansion of the industry will create some good jobs, but not enough to reabsorb the Americans displaced.
Alone, here, he can reabsorb and even prevent the demoniacal accidents which arise in cloisters.En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
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.