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ab·sorb

 (əb-zôrb′, -sôrb′)
tr.v. ab·sorbed, ab·sorb·ing, ab·sorbs
1. To take (something) in through or as through pores or interstices.
2.
a. To occupy the attention, interest, or time of; engross: The problem completely absorbed her. See Synonyms at engross.
b. To take up or occupy (one's time or interest, for example).
3. To retain (radiation or sound, for example) wholly, without reflection or transmission.
4. To take in; assimilate: immigrants who were absorbed into the social mainstream.
5. To learn; acquire: "Matisse absorbed the lesson and added to it a new language of color" (Peter Plagen).
6. To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil: a fabric that absorbs sound; a bumper that absorbs impact.
7. To assume or pay for (a cost or costs).
8. To endure; accommodate: couldn't absorb the additional hardships.
9. To use up; consume: The project has absorbed all of our department's resources.

[Middle English, to swallow up, from Old French absorber, from Latin absorbēre : ab-, away; see ab-1 + sorbēre, to suck.]

ab·sorb′a·bil′i·ty n.
ab·sorb′a·ble adj.
ab·sorb′ed·ly adv.
ab·sorb′er n.
ab·sorb′ing·ly adv.
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absorbing

(əbˈsɔːbɪŋ; -ˈzɔːb-)
adj
occupying one's interest or attention; engrossing; gripping
abˈsorbingly adv
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ab•sorb•ing

(æbˈsɔr bɪŋ, -ˈzɔr-)

adj.
extremely interesting or involving; engrossing.
[1745–55]
ab•sorb′ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.absorbing - capable of arousing and holding the attentionabsorbing - capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention
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absorbing

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absorbing

adjective
Catching and holding the full attention:
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Translations

absorbing

[əbˈzɔːbɪŋ] ADJ [study etc] (= fascinating) → apasionante; (= engrossing) → absorbente
I find history very absorbingme apasiona la historia, encuentro la historia apasionante
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absorbing

[əbˈzɔːrbɪŋ] adj (= fascinating) [work, task, hobby] → absorbant(e); [book, film, sports match] → captivant(e)
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absorbing

adjfesselnd
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absorbing

[əbˈsɔːbɪŋ] adjavvincente, molto interessante
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References in classic literature ?
I speak not of the finicking joy of the gourmet, but the joy of an honest appetite in ecstasy, the elemental joy of absorbing quantities of fresh simple food,--mere roast lamb, new potatoes, and peas of living green.
"What we do is to apply certain substances that have the property of absorbing from white light all the colors except those that we would have our houses appear.
Our conversation during the drive was naturally occupied by the one absorbing subject of local interest.
He commended, however, the author's way of ending his book with the promise of that interminable adventure, and many a time was he tempted to take up his pen and finish it properly as is there proposed, which no doubt he would have done, and made a successful piece of work of it too, had not greater and more absorbing thoughts prevented him.
Doubtless, the height of the tower, seated as it was on the hill-top, the rushing of the ceaseless wind, the hypnotic effect of the lofty altitude of the speck in the sky at which he gazed, and the rushing of the paper messengers up the string till sight of them was lost in distance, all helped to further affect his brain, undoubtedly giving way under the strain of beliefs and circumstances which were at once stimulating to the imagination, occupative of his mind, and absorbing.
There is no absorbing interest in her mind to divert her thoughts from me.
Dzakumah further explained that as a result of the increasing economic hardship, coupled with high level of poverty in the area, the people were unable to continue with the contributions for the payment of teachers and provide relevant support to the institution, hence, the need for the government to come to their aid by absorbing the school.
Thus, r[conjunction]s [less than or equal to] a or s[conjunction]t [less than or equal to] [alpha] or r[conjunction]t [less than or equal to] [alpha], since a is 2- absorbing element, which is a contradiction.