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According to WordNet, the verb "absorb" has 9 sense(s).

200395698 cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax".

201539063 take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words".

200600370 consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely".

202765464 suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter".

202216560 take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something".

201470524 assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society".

201539633 become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb".

200601043 devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies".

200602255 take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe".

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