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English definition of “absorb”

absorb

verb [T]
 
 
/əbˈzɔːb/
if an organization absorbs the cost of something, it pays that cost: The law school has absorbed most of the expenses so far, but it may have to offer fewer places next year to reduce costs.
FINANCE if one company absorbs another company in a takeover, they become one company: Telecorp Holdings absorbed its Spanish subsidiary, Digital Corporation, into its British headquarters.
(Definition of absorb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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