Definición de absorb en inglés:


Saltos de línea: ab¦sorb
Pronunciación: /əbˈzɔːb
, -ˈsɔːb


[with object]
  • 1Take in or soak up (energy or a liquid or other substance) by chemical or physical action: buildings can be designed to absorb and retain heat steroids are absorbed into the bloodstream
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    • Molecules may change their rotational energy levels by absorbing energy from electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region of the spectrum.
    • Carbon dioxide primarily absorbs infrared energy emitted by the Earth, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect and warming the Earth's surface and the atmosphere.
    • Electrons in the mineral absorb the energy from the activator and become excited.
  • 1.1Take in and understand fully (information, ideas, or experience): she absorbed the information in silence
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    • Michael understood that he would never fully absorb the French experience if language were a barrier.
    • To a certain extent, all through life we absorb information we understand, or about which we care, and filter the rest.
    • He is a bright young man who absorbs information and experiences like a sponge.
    assimilate, digest, ingest, take in, imbibe, drink in, familiarize oneself with; comprehend, grasp, learn, understand, master
  • 1.2Take control of (a smaller or less powerful entity) and make it a part of a larger one: the family firm was absorbed into a larger group
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    • But Sir John's mantra is worth revisiting at a time when another of Scotland's institutions is absorbed into a larger entity.
    • On Friday, the heads of the two banks announced they had agreed to merge their banks by forming a new entity that will absorb the two banks by June next year.
    • He said the slate would consist of candidates who were not willing to sell out the UNC to become absorbed into some other political entity.
  • 1.3Use or take up (time or resources): arms spending absorbs roughly two per cent of the national income
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    • Too often, remedial actions tend to absorb resources to the detriment of preventive measures.
    • The report says that these demands are absorbing resources, thereby reducing funds for community services that could help to contain rising hospital admissions.
    • The actions of a few uncontrolled patients rebound on the rest of us, absorbing scarce resources and driving staff from the NHS.
  • 1.4Take up and reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact): deep-pile carpets absorbed all sound of the outside world
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    • For instance, ceiling tiles that absorb sounds and reduce noise levels can cost about the same as materials that are less sound-absorbent.
    • With residue, the raindrop impact is absorbed and erosion is reduced.
    • In an open office, its acoustic function is to absorb sound and reduce the reflection of sounds back down into the office space.
    deaden, soften, cushion; reduce, decrease, lessen; soak up



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  • But the real breakthrough came later, when Dr. Fujita discovered that the absorbability of AACa could be even further enhanced by adding HAI, a preparation of specially processed algae.
  • Certain foods either inhibit or enhance the bioavailability (absorbability) of nonheme iron.
  • The issue of absorbability was discussed and supplements with high absorbability ratings (calcium citrate and calcium carbonate) were recommended.


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  • When the bacteria (lactobacillus acidophillus, bifidus or bulgaricus) grow to make yoghurt, they do so by fermenting the normal milk sugar, lactose, into absorbable products.
  • At 44 I have at last weaned myself from milk and must admit I have heaps more energy, and am taking a calcium supplement to ensure my body receives it in a regular absorbable manner.
  • I recommend calcium citrate, which is the most absorbable form.


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  • I turned around in surprise, looked at the other shoppers, but they were just filling their carts as usual, absorbedly studying the produce stalls.


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  • Passive absorbers of information or active creators of knowledge?
  • I don't think you would recommend a curry a day for headaches but it is possible that someone with a headache who is a very good absorber of salicylic acid might find it went away if they had a vindaloo.
  • Ian is very analytical and an enormous absorber of information, and very argumentative.


late Middle English: from Latin absorbere, from ab- 'from' + sorbere 'suck in'.

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Pronunciación: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little