Translation of absorber in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [líquido] to absorb, soak up; [humedad] to absorb; [ruido/calor/luz] to absorb la vitamina D ayuda a que se absorba el calcio vitamin D helps to absorb calcium las plantas absorben el oxígeno del aire plants take in o/or absorb oxygen from the air 1.2 [tiempo] to occupy, take up; [recursos/energía] to absorb absorben un tercio del total de nuestras exportaciones they take o/or absorb a third of our total exports es un tipo de actividad que te absorbe totalmente it's the sort of activity that takes up all your time and energy los salarios absorben un 70% del presupuesto salaries take up o/or swallow up 70% of the budget
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