1. Verb.  (transitive) To include so that it no longer has separate existence; to swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to incorporate; to assimilate.
  2. Verb.  (transitive) To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To learn.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, '''absorbed''' in study or in the pursuit of wealth.
  5. Verb.  (transitive) To consume completely.
  6. Verb.  (transitive) To endure.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) (physics) To take up by chemical or physical action.
  8. Verb.  (transitive, business) To assume or pay for as part of a commercial transaction.

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