Synonyms for absorb

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-sawrb, -zawrb
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb

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Définition of absorb

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French absorber (Old French assorbir, 13c.), from Latin absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + sorbere "suck in," from PIE root *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Greek rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lithuanian srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1763. Related: Absorbed; absorbing.
  • verb physically take in a liquid
  • verb mentally take in information
  • verb occupy complete attention
Example sentences :
  • Accordingly he tried to absorb himself in his thoughts and listen to nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • And meanwhile what began to interest and absorb me were sources--testimony.
  • Extract from : « A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Does she suppose wounds of different kinds to "absorb" each other, so to speak?
  • Extract from : « A Tangled Tale » by Lewis Carroll
  • These absorb the nourishment and turn it over to the embryo.
  • Extract from : « The Meaning of Evolution » by Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • He watched Pederson absorb that, too; he saw the excitement grow.
  • Extract from : « We're Friends, Now » by Henry Hasse
  • Do not work on an empty stomach-you can then absorb lead easily.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte
  • And it is as important to help him express as to help him absorb.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • Loved with a love that threatened to absorb even her physical existence.
  • Extract from : « Garrison's Finish » by W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Not that he took little interest in it, but it had no power to absorb and engross him.
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • If fish has not been wiped dry it will absorb too much grease.
  • Extract from : « Boy Scouts Handbook » by Boy Scouts of America

Antonyms for absorb

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