absorb · verb T /əbˈzɔːrb/Full view
absorb (TAKE IN)
B2 to take something in, especially gradually
Dictionary examples:

Plants absorb carbon dioxide.

The drug is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

Learner example:

Everything is getting intermingled and absorbed into the system, making life terribly efficient, quick and easy. (First Certificate in English; B2; Korean)

be absorbed in sth
B2 to give all your attention to something that you are doing
Dictionary example:

Simon was so absorbed in his computer game that he didn't notice me come in.

Learner example:

We hadn't noticed them at first because we were absorbed in [listening to the] birds singing. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

absorb (REMEMBER)
C1 to understand and remember facts that you read or hear
Dictionary example:

It's hard to absorb so much information.

Learner example:

You will have only three school [subjects] and that'[ll] make it easier to absorb the new knowledge. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

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