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The timber expands as it absorbs moisture.
Caffeine is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream.
The planes are fitted with a device that absorbs enemy radar signals.
Most of the refugees were absorbed by the growing service sector.
Since the end of the war, France had endeavoured to absorb the Saar region into their country.
After the war, the whole region was absorbed into the Roman Empire.
Over the centuries, they gradually absorbed Islamic ideas about design and architecture.
His music has absorbed influences from all over the world.
We had to absorb a lot of new information very quickly.
a game that had absorbed the children all afternoon
Jump with your knees bent, so they absorb less impact.
Oil companies say they will absorb these price rises, and not pass them on to customers.
Agricultural subsidies absorb about half the EU’s income.