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Meaning of “absorb” - Learner’s Dictionary

absorb

verb [T]     /əbˈzɔːb/
LIQUID B2 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.Physical and chemical processes
be absorbed in sth B2 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.Knowing and learningContinually thinking aboutExcited, interested and enthusiastic
REMEMBER to understand and remember facts that you read or hear: It's hard to absorb so much information.Knowing and learning
BECOME PART OF B2 If something is absorbed into something else, it becomes part of it: The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.Physical and chemical processes
(Definition of absorb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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