HyperDic: absorb

English > 9 senses of the word absorb:
VERBcontactabsorbbecome imbued
cognitionabsorb, assimilate, ingest, take intake up mentally
possessionabsorb, take overtake up, as of debts or payments
contactabsorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take uptake in, also metaphorically
changeabsorbcause to become one with
weatherabsorb, take insuck or take up or in
cognitionabsorb, steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, soak updevote (oneself) fully to
contactabsorbassimilate or take in
cognitionabsorb, engross, engage, occupyconsume all of one's attention or time
absorb > pronunciation
Soundsahbzao'rb
Rhymesorb ... reabsorb: 3 rhymes with aorb...
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningBecome imbued.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narrowerassimilate, imbibeTake (gas, light or heat) into a solution
reabsorb, resorbUndergo resorption
Broadersorb, take uptake up a liquid / liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
Spanishabsorber
Adjectivesabsorbent, absorptivehaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.)
Nounsabsorbatea material that has been or is capable of being absorbed
absorbenta material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
absorber(physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
absorption(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningtake up mentally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
Synonymsassimilate, ingest, take in
NarrowerimbibeReceive into the mind and retain
Broaderlearn, larn, acquiregain knowledge or skills
Spanishabsorber, asimilar, digerir, empapar
Catalanassimilar
Nounsabsorptionthe social process of absorbing one cultural / cultural group into harmony with another
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningtake up, as of debts or payments.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"absorb the costs for something"
Synonymtake over
BroaderfundFurnish money for
Spanishabsorber, asumir, hacerse cargo
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningtake in, also metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The sponge absorbs water well"
Synonymssuck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
Narrowerblotdry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge upabsorb as if with a sponge
wipe up, mop up, mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
Spanishabsorber
Catalanabsorbir
Nounsabsorber(physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation
absorption(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningCause to become one with.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
Broaderblend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, mergemix together different elements
Spanishabsorber
Catalanabsorbir
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 6, weather
Meaningsuck or take up or in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"A black star absorbs all matter"
Synonymtake in
Narrowersuck, suck inattract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
Oppositeemit, give out, give offgive off, send forth, or discharge
Spanishabsorber, absorver, recibir, tomar para sí
Catalanabsorbir, rebre
Adjectivesabsorbablecapable of being absorbed or taken ... / taken in through the pores of a surface
absorbent, absorptivehaving power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids / liquids or energy etc.)
Nounsabsorption(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 7, cognition
MeaningDevote (oneself) fully to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssteep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, soak up
Caused byplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Narrowerdrink in, drinkBe fascinated or spell-bound by
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Similar toplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Spanishabsorberse, abstraerse, aislarse, concentrarse, embelesarse, empaparse, enfrascarse, ensimismarse, sumergirse, zambullirse
Catalanimmergir-se, submergir-se
Nounsabsorptioncomplete attention
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningassimilate or take in.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
Broaderreceive, take in, inviteExpress willingness to have in one's home / home or environs
Spanishabsorver, acoger, asimilar
English > absorb: 9 senses > verb 9, cognition
MeaningConsume all of one's attention or time.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to absorb Sue
Example"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
Synonymsengross, engage, occupy
NarrowerconsumeEngage fully
involveoccupy or engage the interest of
rivethold (someone's attention)
Broaderinterestexcite the curiosity of
Spanishabsorber, atraer, ocupar
Catalanabsorbir, atraure, atreure, ocupar
Nounsabsorptionthe mental state of being preoccupied by something

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