absorb verb

1 liquid/gas/energy, etc.

ADV. quickly, rapidly | directly, easily, readily

PREP. into Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream.

2 make part of sth larger

ADV. gradually | increasingly

PHRASES be absorbed into sth These committees were gradually absorbed into the local government machine.

3 information/atmosphere

ADV. easily, readily The information is presented so that it can be readily absorbed. | passively

4 interest

ADV. completely, totally, utterly His work absorbed him completely. | deeply