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absorb / absorber
 
absorb   [əbˈzɔ:b]   -transitive verb
1. [+liquid]   absorber
[+heat, sound, shock, vibrations, radiation]   amortiguar
2. (figurative)
[+information]   asimilar
[+time, energy]   ocupar,   absorber
·the business absorbs most of his time
·el negocio absorbe or le lleva la mayor parte de su tiempo
·the parent company absorbs the losses made by the subsidiary
·la empresa matriz absorbe las pérdidas de la filial
·the country absorbed 1,000 refugees
·el paínoun dio entrada a or acogió a 1.000 refugiados
3. (=engross)
·to be absorbed in
·estar absorto en,   estar ensimismado con
·she was absorbed in a book
·estaba absorta en or ensimismada con un libro
·to get absorbed in
·centrarse or meterse de lleno en
 
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