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absorb
v. suck up; take up, take in

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Absorption
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absorb

Verb
1. become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
(hypernym) sorb, take up
(hyponym) reabsorb, resorb
(derivation) absorption, soaking up
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
2. take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
(synonym) assimilate, ingest, take in
(hypernym) learn, larn, acquire
(hyponym) imbibe
(derivation) assimilation, absorption
3. take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
(synonym) take over
(hypernym) fund
4. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
(synonym) suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
(hyponym) wipe up, mop up, mop
(derivation) absorption, soaking up
5. cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
(hypernym) blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge
6. suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
(synonym) take in
(antonym) emit, give out, give off
(hyponym) suck, suck in
(derivation) absorption
7. engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
(synonym) steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, soak up
(hypernym) concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
(hyponym) drink in, drink
(verb-group) plunge, immerse
(derivation) concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion
8. assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
(hypernym) receive, take in, invite
9. engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
(synonym) engross, engage, occupy
(hypernym) interest
(hyponym) involve
(derivation) preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment


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absorb
v. upoutat

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absorb
Czas. wchłaniać; wchłaniać; przyswajać sobie; absorbować; pasjonować; amortyzować


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