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Definition of Absorb
AbsorbAbsorb 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; to include.
``Dark oblivion soon absorbs them all.' --Cowper.
The large cities absorb the wealth and fashion. --W.
2. To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the
lacteals of the body. --Bacon.
3. To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed
in study or the pursuit of wealth.
4. To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action,
as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and
electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances
into which they pass. --Nichol. --p. 8
Syn: To Absorb, Engross, Swallow up, Engulf.
Usage: These words agree in one general idea, that of
completely taking up. They are chiefly used in a
figurative sense and may be distinguished by a
reference to their etymology. We speak of a person as
absorbed (lit., drawn in, swallowed up) in study or
some other employment of the highest interest. We
speak of a person as ebgrossed (lit., seized upon in
the gross, or wholly) by something which occupies his
whole time and thoughts, as the acquisition of wealth,
or the attainment of honor. We speak of a person
(under a stronger image) as swallowed up and lost in
that which completely occupies his thoughts and
feelings, as in grief at the death of a friend, or in
the multiplied cares of life. We speak of a person as
engulfed in that which (like a gulf) takes in all his
hopes and interests; as, engulfed in misery, ruin,
Meaning of Absorb from wikipedia
- the gastrointestinal tract Absorption
(psychology), a state
of becoming absorbed
by mental imagery
Flow (psychology), a state
- quantitation. See also Neutral-density filter
In chemistry, absorbance
or decadic absorbance
is the common logarithm
of the ratio
experiments, an absorber
is a block
used to absorb
some of the energy
of an incident
can be made of a variety...
- A shock absorber
is a mechanical
or hydraulic device designed
and damp shock
impulses. It does this by converting
dose is a dose quantity which
is the measure
of the energy deposited
by ionizing radiation
per unit m****. Absorbed
dose is used in...
- materials science
and metallurgy, toughness
is the ability
of a material
to absorb energy
and plastically deform without
fracturing. One definition
in a safe range. Digestive system
to absorb nutrients
and remove waste
via the gastrointestinal
- Energy absorber
to: A panel
the radiant energy
to heat a fluid, such as solar
A bolometer, a device
separators. Since water weakly absorbs neutrons
(and the higher density
of liquid water makes
it a better absorber
than steam), the activation
- is essential
in photosynthesis, allowing plants
to absorb energy
from light. Chlorophylls absorb light
in the blue portion
of the electromagnetic...
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