- A paper towel cleaning up a spill is an example of absorb.
- A person so interested in a conversation they don't notice their phone ringing is an example of absorb.
The definition of absorb is to fully take in something or someone.
to collect (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) in condensed form on a surface
Origin of adsorbfrom ad- + Classical Latin sorbere: see absorb
transitive verbad·sorbed, ad·sorb·ing, ad·sorbs
To take up by adsorption.
Origin of adsorbad- Latin sorbēre to suck
(third-person singular simple present adsorbs, present participle adsorbing, simple past and past participle adsorbed)