absorb


absorb
01. Children are like little sponges that seem to be able to [absorb] languages very quickly.
02. The course I took was very intensive, and I had a lot of information to [absorb] in a short time.
03. These diapers are very [absorbent], so your baby will stay dry and comfortable.
04. This cream is [absorbed] directly into your skin to keep it from becoming dry.
05. Black holes in outer space apparently [absorb] energy and light, and crush them into nothingness.
06. The children were completely [absorbed] by the story the teacher told them.
07. The game completely [absorbed] all my energy, so I was too tired to do much afterwards.
08. The new exhibit at the museum is very [absorbing], and is getting lots of compliments from visitors.
09. We need something more [absorbent] than this paper to clean up the water on the floor.
10. Drinking orange juice helps in the [absorption] of iron in one's diet.
11. Martial arts star Bruce Lee once said that to succeed in life you should [absorb] what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
12. Anne Morrow Lindbergh once said that if you let yourself be [absorbed] completely, if you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
13. Paul Newman once said that acting is a question of [absorbing] other people's personalities, and adding some of your own experience.
14. There is a traditional proverb which states that unless a serpent devours a serpent, it will not become a dragon. Unless one power [absorbs] another, it will not become great.
15. I was so [absorbed] in my work that I didn't realize that everyone else had gone home.
16. The fender on your car can [absorb] any impact up to 10 miles per hour.
17. Frogs are vulnerable to pollution because their skin [absorbs] everything that they come in contact with.
18. Orange juice helps the body [absorb] iron easily when consumed with a meal.
19. High protein foods such as cheese and peanuts help slow the [absorption] of alcohol into the body.
20. Naomi Klein noted that children are more culturally-[absorbent] than their parents.
21. Straw [absorbs] four times its weight in oil, and is used to clean up oil spills.
22. From 1949 to 1962, Hong Kong [absorbed] more than one million refugees fleeing Communist China.
23. The people of Sri Lanka have [absorbed] cultural elements from the Arabs, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British who have come to the island.
24. In August of 1940, the nation of Latvia was [absorbed] into the Soviet Union as the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic.
25. Trees [absorb] carbon from the atmosphere, and store it as wood.
26. As it grew, the Western church [absorbed] and adapted all it could from the music of antiquity and the East.
27. Water [absorbs] and releases heat much more slowly than does air.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • absorb — ab‧sorb [əbˈsɔːb, əbˈzɔːb ǁ ɔːrb] verb [transitive] COMMERCE 1. if a large organization absorbs a smaller one, it takes control of it and makes it part of the organization: • The company was absorbed by IBM in 1995. absorb into • Several smaller… …   Financial and business terms

  • Absorb — Ab*sorb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absorbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absorbing}.] [L. absorbere; ab + sorbere to suck in, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. absorber.] 1. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absorb — ab·sorb vt 1: to make (a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution) applicable to the states 2 a: to bear or assume the burden of expenses were absorb ed by the company b: to lessen the tax liability for has other losses to absorb the income D. Q …   Law dictionary

  • absorb — [v1] physically take in a liquid blot, consume, devour, drink in, imbibe, ingest, ingurgitate, osmose, soak up, sop up*, sponge up*, suck in*, swallow, take in; concept 256 Ant. disperse, dissipate, eject, emit, exude, spew, vomit absorb [v2]… …   New thesaurus

  • absorb — (v.) early 15c., from M.Fr. absorber (O.Fr. assorbir, 13c.), from L. absorbere to swallow up, from ab from (see AB (Cf. ab )) + sorbere suck in, from PIE root *srebh to suck, absorb (Cf. Armenian arbi I drank, Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • absorb — ► VERB 1) soak up (liquid or another substance). 2) take in (information). 3) assimilate or take over (something less powerful). 4) use up (time or resources). 5) reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact). 6) (usu. as absorbed or …   English terms dictionary

  • absorb — [ab sôrb′, abzôrb′; əbsôrb′] vt. [L absorbere < ab , from + sorbere, to suck in: see SLURP] 1. to suck up [blotting paper absorbs ink] 2. to take up the full attention or energy of; engross 3. to take in and incorporate; assimilate 4. to… …   English World dictionary

  • absorb */*/ — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)b] / US [əbˈsɔrb] / US [əbˈzɔrb] verb [transitive] Word forms absorb : present tense I/you/we/they absorb he/she/it absorbs present participle absorbing past tense absorbed past participle absorbed 1) a) to take in a gas, liquid, or… …   English dictionary

  • absorb — [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)b[/t]] absorbs, absorbing, absorbed 1) VERB If something absorbs a liquid, gas, or other substance, it soaks it up or takes it in. [V n] Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air and moisture from the soil... [be V ed into n] Refined …   English dictionary


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