Meaning of “absorb” - Learner’s Dictionary

absorb

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
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.
REMEMBER

to understand and remember facts that you read or hear:

It's hard to absorb so much information.
BECOME PART OF

B2 If something is absorbed into something else, it becomes part of it:

The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

(Definition of “absorb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)