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[ri-sawrb, -zawrb] /rɪˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb/
verb (used with object)
1.
to absorb again, as an exudation.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin resorbēre, equivalent to re- re- + sorbēre to swallow, suck up
Related forms
resorbence, noun
resorbent, adjective
resorption
[ri-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /rɪˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/ (Show IPA),
noun
resorptive
[ri-sawrp-tiv, -zawrp-] /rɪˈsɔrp tɪv, -ˈzɔrp-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resorbent

resorb

/rɪˈsɔːb/
verb
1.
(transitive) to absorb again
Derived Forms
resorbent, adjective
resorptive, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck in; see absorb
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Word Origin and History for resorbent

resorb

v.

1630s, from French résorber or directly from Latin resorbere "to suck back," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + sorbere "to suck" (see absorb). Related: Resorbed; resorbing.

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resorbent in Medicine

resorb re·sorb (rē-sôrb', -zôrb')
v. re·sorbed, re·sorb·ing, re·sorbs

  1. To absorb again.

  2. To dissolve and assimilate such things as bone tissue.

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