absorb /əbˈzɔːb/ verb [T]
LIQUID › If a substance absorbs a liquid, it takes it in through its surface and holds it: The fabric absorbs all the moisture, keeping your skin dry.
be absorbed in sth › to give all your attention to something that you are doing: Simon was so absorbed in his computer game, he didn't notice me come in.
REMEMBER › to understand and remember facts that you read or hear: It's hard to absorb so much information.
BECOME PART OF › If something is absorbed into something else, it becomes part of it: The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.