It was that they were unable to absorb the information at all, even after the initial shock.
No one would ever think that plants could absorb information around them.
Most liquid types can also be sprayed on rose leaves, which absorb some nutrients immediately.
After all, capital markets there are neither deep nor liquid enough to absorb them.
In the end, meditation may help keep your brain focused and help you absorb more information than you otherwise would.
It occurs when the body can't properly absorb the vitamin from the intestinal tract.
Depending on the project, colleges may have to absorb the costs when pledges don't come through as expected.
It would be better, of course, if chlorophyll could absorb light across the whole of the visible spectrum.
South-facing windows and a cement floor absorb and retain solar energy for home heating.
The polymers can also absorb seven times as much heat as the ceramics.
British Dictionary definitions for absorb
to soak or suck up (liquids)
to engage or occupy (the interest, attention, or time) of (someone); engross
to receive or take in (the energy of an impact)
(physics) to take in (all or part of incident radiated energy) and retain the part that is not reflected or transmitted
to take in or assimilate; incorporate
to accept and find a market for (goods, etc)
to pay for as part of a commercial transaction the distributor absorbed the cost of transport
(chem) to cause to undergo a process in which one substance, usually a liquid or gas, permeates into or is dissolved by a liquid or solid porous solids absorb water, hydrochloric acid absorbs carbon dioxide Compare adsorb
absorbability, noun absorbable, adjective
C15: via Old French from Latin absorbēre to suck, swallow, from ab-1 + sorbēre to suck
late 15c., from M.Fr. absorber (O.Fr. assorbir), from L. absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" + sorbere "suck in," from PIE base *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Gk. rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lith. srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1753.