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absorbed, past tense; absorbed, past participle; absorbing, present participle; absorbs, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Take in or soak up (energy, or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action, typically gradually
    • - buildings can be designed to absorb and retain heat
    • - steroids are absorbed into the bloodstream
  2. Take in and assimilate (information, ideas, or experience)
    • - she absorbed the information in silence
  3. Take control of (a smaller or less powerful entity), making it a part of oneself by assimilation
    • - the family firm was absorbed into a larger group
  4. Use or take up (time or resources)
    • - arms spending absorbs roughly 2 percent of the national income
  5. Take up and reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact)
    • - deep-pile carpets absorbed all sound of the outside world
  6. Engross the attention of (someone)
    • - the work absorbed him and continued to make him happy

  1. become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
  2. take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
  3. take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
  4. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
  5. cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
  6. suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
  7. (Absorption (chemistry)) Sorption refers to the action of absorption or adsorption: * Absorption is the incorporation of a substance in one state into another of a different state (e.g. liquids being absorbed by a solid or gases being absorbed by a liquid). ...
  8. (Absorption (digestive)) Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a break-down of larger food molecules to smaller ones.
  9. (Absorption (economics)) Absorption is the total demand for all final marketed goods and services by all economic agents resident in an economy, regardless of the origin of the goods and services themselves. ...
  10. (Absorption (optics)) In physics, absorption of electromagnetic radiation is the way by which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom. Thus, the electromagnetic energy is transformed to other forms of energy for example, to heat. ...
  11. (Absorption (pharmacokinetics)) In pharmacology (and more specifically pharmacokinetics), absorption is the movement of a drug into the bloodstream.
  12. (Absorption (skin)) Skin absorption is a route by which substances can enter the body through the skin. Along with inhalation, ingestion and injection, dermal absorption is a route of exposure for toxic substances and route of administration for medication. ...
  13. To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to incorporate; to assimilate; To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body; To learn; To engross or ...
  14. (absorbed) fully occupied with one's thoughts; engrossed; taken in by a body without reflection; taken by through the pores of a surface
  15. (absorbing) Engrossing; allowing a process to enter it, but not to leave it
  16. (Absorbed) An issue is absorbed when it has been entirely sold to the public.
  17. (Absorbed) Taken in or soaked up.
  18. (Absorbed) The encorporation of a compound in solution within a mineral structure.
  19. (Absorbed) Used in context of general equities. Securities are "absorbed" as long as there are corresponding orders to buy and sell. The market has reached the absorption point when further assimilation is impossible without an adjustment in price. See: Sell the book.
  20. (absorbed) A feature, sketch, or annotation that is contained in another item (usually a feature) in the FeatureManager design tree. Examples are the profile sketch and profile path in a base-sweep, or a cosmetic thread annotation in a hole.
  21. Absorbing a risk may at first seem counter to the aims of the Business Continuity plan. But there are instances when it simply is not worth the money to protect a resource. Put in terms most planners can understand: you have a car worth $2,000. ...
  22. (Absorption) Filling of space, such as the rental of office space or apartment units.
  23. (Absorption) The amount of inventory or units of a specific commercial property type that become occupied during a specified time period (usually a year) in a given market, typically reported as the absorption rate.
  24. (Absorption) Uptake of matter or energy by a substance.
  25. (absorption) regarding hose, the process of taking in fluid. Hose materials are often compared with regard to relative rates and total amounts of absorption as they pertain to specific fluids.