What is absorb?

  • (verb): Become imbued.
    Example: "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on absorb:

Green Stuff Absorbent
... foot (28,000cc) weighs just over twelve pounds (5 kg) and can absorb up to fifteen times its own weight ... also excels in outdoor applications, when it is necessary to absorb pasty, i.e ... Absorbent is unusual in that it can fully absorb synthetic motor oil ...
... cloth, terry towelling, terry, or simply towelling is a fabric with loops that can absorb large amounts of water ... Towell Terry 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 ...
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 ... Older cards with this ability were not changed to grant absorb ...
... 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 ... Examples include In composting, dry (brown, high-carbon) materials absorb many odoriferous chemicals, and these chemicals help to decompose these sorbents ...
Mitsubishi RISE - Current Applications - Triton
... 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 ... carved in frontal frame sections also absorb collision impact ...

More definitions of "absorb":

  • (verb): Assimilate or take in.
    Example: "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
  • (verb): Take up, as of debts or payments.
    Example: "Absorb the costs for something"
    Synonyms: take over
  • (verb): Suck or take up or in.
    Synonyms: take in
  • (verb): Cause to become one with.
    Example: "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

Famous quotes containing the word absorb:

    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)

    “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)

    With my whole body I taste these peaches,
    I touch them and smell them. Who speaks?
    I absorb them as the Angevine
    Absorbs Anjou. I see them as a lover sees,
    As a young lover sees the first buds of spring
    And as the black Spaniard plays his guitar.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)