Absorb

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Definition

to absorb: to soak up (sponges are good at this)
verb
The padded walls absorb the sound quite well: you can here almost nothing outside the room.
I don't think that we can absorb these financial losses, we are already losing more money than we are making.

Examples

  • "Neighborhoods are starting to flood and others are being sandbagged to absorb the water."
  • "Susie : We compensate for these emissions by sponsoring the planting of the necessary amount of trees in India, to absorb the same amount of Co2."
  • "This new department will absorb the current freelance hotline staff, and will provide customer support by telephone to Delavigne customers worldwide."
  • "I've spoken to Icarus regarding this issue and he has informed me that we can't simply absorb the cost of this excess production, nor would I want to do this."

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