become imbued; The liquids, light, and gases absorb'
take up mentally; he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe
take up, as of debts or payments; absorb the costs for something
[ Syn: take over ]
take in, also metaphorically; The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the ministers words
cause to become one with; The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax'
suck or take up or in; A black star absorbs all matter
[ Syn: take in ]
devote (oneself) fully to; He immersed himself into his studies
assimilate or take in; The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society'
consume all of ones attention or time; Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely