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absorb

[ǝb'zɔːb]

VT

  1. [+ liquid] absorber; [+ heat, sound, shock, vibrations, radiation] amortiguar

  2. (fig) [+ information] asimilar; [+ time, energy] ocupar, absorber

  3. (=engross)

Examples from texts

All plants absorb energy from the sun, typically more than they can consume through photosynthesis.
Todas las plantas absorben energía del Sol, generalmente más de la que pueden consumir por medio de la fotosíntesis.
Heavier mass makes it absorb loads better instead of passing them on to the space station itself.
Una masa más pesada le permite absorber mejor la carga, en vez de transmitirla a la estación.
Evolved carbon dioxide is absorbed in a solution of potassium hydroxide or another suitable absorbent.
El dióxido de carbono producido se absorbe en una solución de hidróxido potásico u otro absorbente adecuado.
The substance to be examined absorbs the methylene blue and settles as a blue, fibrous mass
La sustancia a examinar absorbe el azul de metileno y se asienta en forma de masa azul fibrosa
He was walking south on Alvarado, if you could call the stumbling, self - absorbed lurch that propelled him headfirst, feet following, a walk.
Caminaba hacia el sur por Alvarado, si es que se le puede llamar caminar a ese tambaleante, ensimismado lanzarse hacia delante, con la cabeza primero y los pies siguiéndola.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
"Most drugs are not completely absorbed or metabolized by the body, and enter the environment after passing through waste water treatment plants."
"El organismo no absorbe o metaboliza completamente la mayoría de los medicamentos, y éstos ingresan al ambiente después de pasar por las plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuales."
"However, more research is needed to determine how much carbon is being absorbed, and how much longer it will continue."
"Sin embargo, se necesita más investigación para determinar cuanto carbono esta siendo absorbido, y cuanto más durara".
Acrylamide is absorbed from all routes of exposure.
La acrilamida se absorbe a partir de todas las vías de exposición.
© FAO, 2011
© FAO, 2011
if they are intended to supply energy which will be absorbed by the human body, except for devices used to illuminate the patient's body, in the visible spectrum,
si se destinan a suministrar energía que vaya a ser absorbida por el cuerpo humano, excluidos los productos cuya función sea la iluminación del organismo del paciente en el espectro visible;
A flexible bag made of a material not absorbing hydrocarbons shall be so connected to the outlet from the take-off so as to collect the gases which are not recycled by the engine (see Appendix).
A la salida de esta derivación se acoplará una bolsa flexible de un material que no absorba hidrocarburos , para recoger los gases no reaspirados por el motor (véase Apéndice).
Dietary fibre means carbohydrate polymers with a degree of polymerisation (DP) not lower than 3 [, which are neither digested nor absorbed in the small intestine.
Por fibra dietética se entiende polímeros de carbohidratos con un grado de polimerización (GP) no inferior a 3, que no son digeridos ni absorbidos en el intestino delgado.
© FAO, 2011
© FAO, 2011
If sodium hydroxide is used, connect two traps, the second acting as a control to demonstrate that all the carbon dioxide was absorbed in the first.
Si se utiliza hidróxido de sodio, se conectan dos frascos, de los que el segundo actúa como control para comprobar que todo el dióxido de carbono ha quedado absorbido en el primero.
Since it was determined that US exporting producers absorbed the measures over an extended period and the import volume remained significant, it was concluded that the underlying trends were lasting.
Puesto que se determinó que los productores exportadores de Estados Unidos absorbieron las medidas durante un amplio período y el volumen de importación seguía siendo significativo, se concluyó que las tendencias subyacentes iban a durar.
I would suppose he had been sitting here next to me for some minutes without my noticing him, so absorbed had I become with my recollections of meeting Miss Kenton two days ago.
Supongo que ya haría varios minutos que estaba sentado junto a mí, en este mismo banco, sin que yo me hubiese percatado, ya que he estado totalmente absorto rememorando el encuentro de hace dos días con miss Kenton.
Ishiguro, Kadzuo / The Remains of the DayIshiguro, Kadzuo / Los Restos Del Dia
Los Restos Del Dia
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
The Remains of the Day
Ishiguro, Kadzuo
© 1989 by Kazuo Ishiguro
Only the digestive system of herbivorous animals, said Florita, is equipped with substances capable of digesting cellulose and therefore of absorbing the glucose molecules that make up cellulose.
Sólo el aparato digestivo de los animales herbívoros, decía Florita, dispone de sustancias capaces de digerir la celulosa y por lo tanto de absorber sus componentes, las moléculas de glucosa.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer

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ǝb'zɔːbabsorber; amortiguar

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absorbed dose
dosis absorbida
be absorbed in
estar absorto en

Word forms

absorb

verb
Basic forms
Pastabsorbed
Imperativeabsorb
Present Participle (Participle I)absorbing
Past Participle (Participle II)absorbed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I absorbwe absorb
you absorbyou absorb
he/she/it absorbsthey absorb
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am absorbingwe are absorbing
you are absorbingyou are absorbing
he/she/it is absorbingthey are absorbing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have absorbedwe have absorbed
you have absorbedyou have absorbed
he/she/it has absorbedthey have absorbed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been absorbingwe have been absorbing
you have been absorbingyou have been absorbing
he/she/it has been absorbingthey have been absorbing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I absorbedwe absorbed
you absorbedyou absorbed
he/she/it absorbedthey absorbed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was absorbingwe were absorbing
you were absorbingyou were absorbing
he/she/it was absorbingthey were absorbing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had absorbedwe had absorbed
you had absorbedyou had absorbed
he/she/it had absorbedthey had absorbed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been absorbingwe had been absorbing
you had been absorbingyou had been absorbing
he/she/it had been absorbingthey had been absorbing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will absorbwe shall/will absorb
you will absorbyou will absorb
he/she/it will absorbthey will absorb
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be absorbingwe shall/will be absorbing
you will be absorbingyou will be absorbing
he/she/it will be absorbingthey will be absorbing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have absorbedwe shall/will have absorbed
you will have absorbedyou will have absorbed
he/she/it will have absorbedthey will have absorbed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been absorbingwe shall/will have been absorbing
you will have been absorbingyou will have been absorbing
he/she/it will have been absorbingthey will have been absorbing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would absorbwe should/would absorb
you would absorbyou would absorb
he/she/it would absorbthey would absorb
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be absorbingwe should/would be absorbing
you would be absorbingyou would be absorbing
he/she/it would be absorbingthey would be absorbing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have absorbedwe should/would have absorbed
you would have absorbedyou would have absorbed
he/she/it would have absorbedthey would have absorbed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been absorbingwe should/would have been absorbing
you would have been absorbingyou would have been absorbing
he/she/it would have been absorbingthey would have been absorbing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am absorbedwe are absorbed
you are absorbedyou are absorbed
he/she/it is absorbedthey are absorbed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being absorbedwe are being absorbed
you are being absorbedyou are being absorbed
he/she/it is being absorbedthey are being absorbed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been absorbedwe have been absorbed
you have been absorbedyou have been absorbed
he/she/it has been absorbedthey have been absorbed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was absorbedwe were absorbed
you were absorbedyou were absorbed
he/she/it was absorbedthey were absorbed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being absorbedwe were being absorbed
you were being absorbedyou were being absorbed
he/she/it was being absorbedthey were being absorbed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been absorbedwe had been absorbed
you had been absorbedyou had been absorbed
he/she/it had been absorbedthey had been absorbed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be absorbedwe shall/will be absorbed
you will be absorbedyou will be absorbed
he/she/it will be absorbedthey will be absorbed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been absorbedwe shall/will have been absorbed
you will have been absorbedyou will have been absorbed
he/she/it will have been absorbedthey will have been absorbed