Meaning of absorb

Definition of absorb

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

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