• (verb): Take up, as of debts or payments.
    Example: "Absorb the costs for something"
    Synonyms: take over
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on absorb:

Green Stuff Absorbent
... One cubic foot (28,000cc) weighs just over twelve pounds (5 kg) and can absorb up to fifteen times its own weight ... But the product also excels in outdoor applications, when it is necessary to absorb pasty, i.e ... Green Stuff Absorbent is unusual in that it can fully absorb synthetic motor oil ...
... or simply towelling is a fabric with loops that can absorb large amounts of water ... is a fabric with long loops that can absorb large amounts of water ... determines how much fluid is absorbed by the cloth as longer loops provide more surface area to absorb and come in contact with the fluid ...
... A sorbent is a material used to absorb or adsorb liquids or gases ... Materials used to absorb other materials due to their high affinity for doing so ... dry (brown, high-carbon) materials absorb many odoriferous chemicals, and these chemicals help to decompose these sorbents ...
Mitsubishi RISE - Current Applications - Triton
... frame RISE chassis that incorporates front and rear crumple zones with reinforced beams to absorb collision damage and direct it away from the vehicle interior ... Engine and drive components also absorb energy ...
List Of Magic: The Gathering Keywords - Keywords From Expert-Level Expansions (mechanics) - Absorb
... This ability is written absorb X ... If a creature with absorb would be dealt damage, X of that damage is prevented ... cards with this ability were not changed to grant absorb ...

More definitions of "absorb":

  • (verb): Assimilate or take in.
    Example: "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
  • (verb): Cause to become one with.
    Example: "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
  • (verb): Become imbued.
    Example: "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
  • (verb): Suck or take up or in.
    Synonyms: take in

Famous quotes containing the word absorb:

    “This is what my learning
    Teaches,” the Aquarian said,
    “To absorb life through the pores
    For the life around you is dead.”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Firm-style bean curd insoles cushion feet, absorb perspiration and provide more protein than meat or fish innersoles of twice the weight. Tofu compresses with use, becoming more pungent and flavorful. May be removed when not in use to dry or marinate. Innersoles are ready to eat after 1,200 miles of wear. Each pair provides adult protein requirement for 2 meals. Insoles are sized large to allow for snacks. Recipe booklet included.
    Alfred Gingold, U.S. humorist. Items From Our Catalogue, “Tofu Innersoles,” Avon Books (1982)

    We can glut ourselves with how-to-raise children information . . . strive to become more mature and aware but none of this will spare us from the . . . inevitability that some of the time we are going to fail our children. Because there is a big gap between knowing and doing. Because mature, aware people are imperfect too. Or because some current event in our life may so absorb or depress us that when our children need us we cannot come through.
    Judith Viorst (20th century)