Absorb

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Absorb: To swallow up to engulf to overwhelm to cause to disappear asif by swallowing up to use up 6. to include. "Dark oblivion soonabsorbs them all." Cowper.The large c Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Absorb? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Absorb:

1. To swallow up

2. to engulf

3. to overwhelm

4. to cause to disappear asif by swallowing up

5. to use up

6. to include. "Dark oblivion soonabsorbs them all." Cowper.The large cities absorb the wealth and fashion. W. Irving.

7. To suck up

8. to drink in

9. to imbibe

10. as a sponge or as the lactealsof the body. Bacon.

11. To engross or engage wholly

12. to occupy fully

13. as, absorbed instudy or the pursuit of wealth.

14. To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as whencharcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbedor taken up in the substances into which they pass. Nichol. p. 8Syn. To Absorb, Engross, Swallow up, Engulf. These words agree in onegeneral idea, that of completely taking up. They are chiefly used ina figurative sense and may be distinguished by a reference to theiretymology. We speak of a person as absorbed (lit., drawn in,swallowed up) in study or some other employment of the highestinterest. We speak of a person as ebgrossed (lit., seized upon in thegross, or wholly) by something which occupies his whole time andthoughts, as the acquisition of wealth, or the attainment of honor.We speak of a person (under a stronger image) as swallowed up andlost in that which completely occupies his thoughts and feelings, asin grief at the death of a friend, or in the multiplied cares oflife. We speak of a person as engulfed in that which (like a gulf)takes in all his hopes and interests

15. as, engulfed in misery, ruin,etc.That grave question which had begun to absorb the Christian mind the marriage of the clergy. Milman.Too long hath love engrossed Britannias stage, And sunk to softnessall our tragic rage. Tickell.Should not the sad occasion swallow up My other cares Addison.And in destructions river Engulf and swallow those. Sir P. Sidney.

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