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resorb

[ ri-sawrb, -zawrb ]
/ rɪˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb /
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verb (used with object)
to absorb again, as an exudation.
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Origin of resorb

1630–40; <Latin resorbēre, equivalent to re-re- + sorbēre to swallow, suck up

OTHER WORDS FROM resorb

re·sorb·ence, nounre·sorb·ent, adjectivere·sorp·tion [ri-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-], /rɪˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/, nounre·sorp·tive [ri-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp-], /rɪˈsɔrp tɪv, -ˈzɔrp-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resorb

resorb
/ (rɪˈsɔːb) /

verb
(tr) to absorb again

Derived forms of resorb

resorbent, adjectiveresorptive, adjective

Word Origin for resorb

C17: from Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck in; see absorb
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Medical definitions for resorb

resorb
[ rē-zôrb ]

v.
To absorb again.
To dissolve and assimilate such things as bone tissue.
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