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absorb

verb /əbˈzoːb/
to soak up
absorber
The roots of the plant absorb water and nutrients from soil.
to take up the whole attention of (a person)
absorber
He was completely absorbed in his book.
to learn and understand new information
Aprender
You have to absorb a lot of information in a short time on an intensive course.
to make something smaller become part of something bigger
Absorber
Venice was absorbed into the kingdom of Italy.
absorbent adjective able to soak up
absorbente
an absorbent kitchen towel.
absorbing adjective interesting and holding your attention
Absorbente
The novel is an absorbing read from beginning to end.
absorption /-ˈzoːp-/ noun
absorción
the absorption of water by leaves.
(Definition of absorb from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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