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Absorp vs. Absorb

Difference Between Absorp and Absorb

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Absorp

Rare form of absorb
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Absorb

Take in or soak up (energy or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action
Buildings can be designed to absorb and retain heat
Steroids are absorbed into the bloodstream
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Absorb

Take up the attention of (someone); interest greatly
She sat in an armchair, absorbed in a book
The work absorbed him and continued to make him happy
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Absorb

To take (something) in through or as through pores or interstices.
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Absorb

To occupy the attention, interest, or time of; engross
The problem completely absorbed her.
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Absorb

To take up or occupy (one's time or interest, for example).
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Absorb

To retain (radiation or sound, for example) wholly, without reflection or transmission.
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Absorb

To take in; assimilate
Immigrants who were absorbed into the social mainstream.
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Absorb

To learn; acquire
"Matisse absorbed the lesson and added to it a new language of color" (Peter Plagen).
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Absorb

To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil
A fabric that absorbs sound.
A bumper that absorbs impact.
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Absorb

To assume or pay for (a cost or costs).
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Absorb

To endure; accommodate
Couldn't absorb the additional hardships.
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Absorb

To use up; consume
The project has absorbed all of our department's resources.
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Absorb

(transitive) To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to incorporate; to assimilate; to take in and use up.
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Absorb

To engulf, as in water; to swallow up.
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Absorb

(transitive) To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe, like a sponge or as the lacteals of the body; to chemically take in.
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Absorb

(intransitive) To be absorbed, or sucked in; to sink in.
The drops of water slowly absorbed into the dry sponge.
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Absorb

To take in energy and convert it.
Heat, light, and electricity are absorbed in the substances into which they pass.
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Absorb

In receiving a physical impact or vibration without recoil.
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Absorb

In receiving sound energy without repercussion or echo.
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Absorb

Taking in radiant energy and converting it to a different form of energy, like heat.
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Absorb

(transitive) To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully.
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Absorb

(transitive) To occupy or consume time.
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Absorb

(transitive) To assimilate mentally.
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Absorb

To assume or pay for as part of a commercial transaction.
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Absorb

(transitive) To defray the costs.
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Absorb

(transitive) To accept or purchase in quantity.
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Absorb

To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.
The large cities absorb the wealth and fashion.
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Absorb

To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
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Absorb

To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
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Absorb

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.
That grave question which had begun to absorb the Christian mind - the marriage of the clergy.
Too long hath love engrossed Britannia's stage,And sunk to softness all our tragic rage.
Should not the sad occasion swallow upMy other cares?
And in destruction's riverEngulf and swallow those.
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Absorb

Become imbued;
The liquids, light, and gases absorb
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Absorb

Take up mentally;
He absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe
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Absorb

Take up, as of debts or payments;
Absorb the costs for something
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Absorb

Take in, also metaphorically;
The sponge absorbs water well
She drew strength from the minister's words
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Absorb

Cause to become one with;
The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax
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Absorb

Suck or take up or in;
A black star absorbs all matter
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Absorb

Engross (oneself) fully;
He immersed himself into his studies
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Absorb

Assimilate or take in;
The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society
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Absorb

Engage or engross wholly;
Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely
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