But the details of this massacre have been especially difficult to absorb.
Obviously, it was not enough to absorb all the demand for New York apartments.
They get cash from the international community for each person they absorb.
That is, they have way too much capacity and motorists aren't buying enough gasoline to absorb all the ethanol they are producing.
On campus, my fellow students and I absorb these stories with dread.
By degrees, she seemed to absorb all her companion's life and brightness.
Does she suppose wounds of different kinds to "absorb" each other, so to speak?
Children are little human sponges; they absorb the atmosphere of their environment.
And it is as important to help him express as to help him absorb.
And, too, human minds vary in their inherent ability to absorb understanding.
early 15c., from Middle French absorber (Old French assorbir, 13c.), from Latin absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + sorbere "suck in," from PIE root *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Greek rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lithuanian srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1763. Related: Absorbed; absorbing.
absorb ab·sorb (əb-sôrb', -zôrb')
v. ab·sorbed, ab·sorb·ing, ab·sorbs
To take in by absorption.
To reduce the intensity of transmitted light.