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Related / Similar Words: engross, engage, occupy, steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, soak up, assimilate, ingest, take in, suck, imbibe, sop up, suck up, draw, take up, take over

 

Definition:
  • cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax";
  • engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely";
  • engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies";
  • take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe";
  • assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society";
  • take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words";
  • become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb";
  • take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something";
  • suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter";

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    See Also: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in, suck in, aspirate

     

    Hyponyms: involve, consume, rivet, drink in, drink, imbibe, wipe up, mop up, mop, blot, sponge up, reabsorb, resorb, assimilate, suck, suck in

     

    Grouped Verbs: plunge, immerse

     

    Derivational Morphology: occupation, business, job, line of work, line, concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, preoccupation, preoccupancy, intentness, acculturation, assimilation, learner, scholar, assimilator, drinker, imbiber, toper, juicer, sucking, suck, suction, chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, soaking up, absorber, absorbate, absorbent material, absorbent

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 全神貫注 and 吸入   Dutch: absorberen and verdiepen  
    Finnish: imeä   French: absorber  
    German: (ganz) in Anspruch nehmen and aufsaugen   Greek: απορροφώ  
    Italian: assorbire and assorto   Japanese: 吸う and 吸収する  
    Norwegian: absorbere and oppsluke   Portuguese: absorver  
    Russian: поглощать   Swedish: absorbera and engagera  
     
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