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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To take in liquid, gas, or another substance from the surface or space around something. Also: To successfully learn new information.

Usage examples (25)
  • The mind can absorb anything that entertains it.
  • absorb the costs for something
  • The liquids, light, and gases absorb
  • Does my skin absorb enough ultraviolet rays to produce sufficient vitamin D? for more
Tutoring comment
  • After a substance is "absorbed" (swallowed up), the substance itself is known as an "adsorb."
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