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English definition of “absorb”

absorb

verb [T] (SUCK IN)   /əbˈzɔrb, -ˈsɔrb/
to take in a liquid, gas, or chemical: The black clay soil around here doesn’t absorb water very well. fig. The country has absorbed millions of immigrants over the years. Note: Used to describe the behavior of a substance or object.
(Definition of absorb verb (SUCK IN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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