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v. re·sorbed, re·sorb·ing, re·sorbs
1. To absorb again.
2. Biology To dissolve and assimilate (bone tissue, for example).
To undergo resorption.
[Latin resorbēre, to suck back : re-, re- + sorbēre, to suck up.]
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(tr) to absorb again
[C17: from Latin resorbēre, from re- + sorbēre to suck in; see absorb]
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to absorb again, as an exudation.
[1630–40; < Latin resorbēre=re- re- + sorbēre to suck up]
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Past participle: resorbed
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resorbvt reabsorber; to get resorbed reabsorberse
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