Focus on the pronunciation of absorb
English definition of “absorb”
/əbˈzɔrb/, / -ˈsɔrb/ v [T] (SUCK IN)
› to take in a liquid, gas, or chemical: The black clay soil around here doesn’t absorb water very well. fig. The country has absorbed millions of immigrants over the years. Note: Used to describe the behavior of a substance or object.