An example of absorb is when a towel takes in water from your body after a bath.
An example of absorb is a big company that takes over a smaller one.
Immigrants who were absorbed into the social mainstream.
A fabric that absorbs sound; a bumper that absorbs impact.
Couldn't absorb the additional hardships.
The project has absorbed all of our department's resources.
The problem completely absorbed her.
Blotting paper absorbs ink.
- (physics) In receiving a physical impact or vibration without recoil.
- (physics) In receiving sound energy without repercussion or echo.
- (physics) Taking in radiant energy and converting it to a different form of energy, like heat.
Heat, light, and electricity are absorbed in the substances into which they pass.
An example of absorb is to be thoroughly engaged in a hobby and lose track of time.