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1) absorb. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...See AWARENESS, EXCITE. 2. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally: assimilate, digest, imbibe, take up. Informal : soak (up). See ACCEPT. 3. To take in (moisture...

2) absorb, adsorb. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Absorb is a widely used word meaning to drink in, to soak up, both literally and figuratively. Adsorb is a specialized technical term, meaning only to collect a condensed...

3) absorb. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...wholly, without reflection or transmission. 4. To take in; assimilate: immigrants who were absorbed into the social mainstream. 5. To learn; acquire: Matisse absorbed...

4) adsorb. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See ABSORB. 1...

5) deodorizer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...deodorizer, or deodorant, substance used to absorb or eliminate offensive odors. Disinfectants such as hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, and chlorine compounds eliminate...

6) imbibe. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally: absorb, assimilate, digest, take up. Informal : soak (up). See ACCEPT. 2. To take alcoholic liquor, especially...

7) nitrogen fixing. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...nitrogen fixing The conversion of atmospheric nitrogen (which plants cannot absorb) into forms of nitrogen that plants can absorb. Bacteria in the topsoil carry out...

8) 21584. Empson, William. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:21584 QUOTATION:Attending there let us absorb the cultures of nationsAnd dissolve into our judgement all their codes.Then, being clogged, with a natural hesitation(People...

9) 191. Pensive on Her Dead Gazing, I Heard the Mother of All. Whitman, Walt. 1900. Leaves of Grass
...powder-smoke linger d;) As she call d to her earth with mournful voice while she stalk d: Absorb them well, O my earth, she cried—I charge you, lose not my sons!...

10) spring, in mechanics. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...mechanics, any of several elastic devices used variously to store and to furnish energy, to absorb shock, to sustain the pressure between contacting surfaces, and...

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