ABSORB', verb transitive [Latin absorbeo, ab and sorbeo, to drink in; to draw or drink in; whence sirup, sherbet, shrub.]
1. To drink in; to suck up; to imbibe; as a spunge, or as the lacteals of the body.
2. To drink in, swallow up, or overwhelm with water, as a body in a whirlpool.
3. To waste wholly or sink in expenses; to exhaust, ; as, to absorb an estate in luxury.
4. To engross or engage wholly, as absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.