Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) absorb (become imbued) "The liquids, light, and gases absorb"
- S: (v) absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in (take up mentally) "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe"
- S: (v) absorb, take over (take up, as of debts or payments) "absorb the costs for something"
- S: (v) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up (take in, also metaphorically) "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
- S: (v) absorb (cause to become one with) "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
- S: (v) absorb, take in (suck or take up or in) "A black star absorbs all matter"
- S: (v) steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up (devote (oneself) fully to) "He immersed himself into his studies"
- S: (v) absorb (assimilate or take in) "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society"
- S: (v) absorb, engross, engage, occupy (consume all of one's attention or time) "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"