They were so absorbed by the experience that they hardly noticed the extreme heat and difficult conditions.
Even without the political dynamics, I think there are practical limits to how fast immigrants can be absorbed.
Every one of those old Black Panther themes has been absorbed and redeployed by modern gun rights militants.
Jewish refugees were absorbed in Israel and the West; the Palestinians were left to fester in camps.
It is a tribute to the United States that fair criticisms are absorbed not rejected.
They absorbed her atmosphere and after each followed a period of mental asphyxy.
He stood in deep shadow and the girl had been too absorbed in the play to note his coming.
It had absorbed the American accent, the American clip and drawl.
They strolled together up the road past him, absorbed in themselves.
He went about absorbed in the interest and the actuality of this dream.
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.