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Synonyms of absorbing

Verb


1. absorb, sorb, take up

usage: become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"

2. absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in, learn, larn, acquire

usage: take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"

3. absorb, take over, fund

usage: take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"

4. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up

usage: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

5. absorb, blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge

usage: cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"

6. absorb, take in

usage: suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

7. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet

usage: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"

8. absorb, receive, take in, invite

usage: assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"

9. absorb, engross, engage, occupy, interest

usage: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Adjective


1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting, interesting (vs. uninteresting)

usage: capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story"

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