Translation of absorb in Spanish:

absorb

absorber, v.

Pronunciation /əbˈzɔːb//əbˈsɔːb//əbˈzɔrb//əbˈsɔrb/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (energy/light/rays/sound/fumes) absorber
      (impact/shock) amortiguar
      the champion absorbed a lot of punishment el campeón recibió mucho castigo
      • Outside, the traffic hurtles by but the vast number of shrubs and trees lining the courtyard absorb the sound and look spectacular in their autumnal foliage.
      • I had Doc's rifle held waist high rather than at my shoulder, which meant the kick back punched my arm out and behind and made the shot fly high, rather than being absorbed and controlled by my body.
      • The faster taper rod takes on an alarming shape while the through-action rod absorbs the lunges of the fish and maintains the anglers control.
      • Not only does this serve to strengthen the car in a crash, but it also allows the car to absorb heavy impacts in jumps and fast driving over rough terrain.
      • That way, your joints are better prepared to absorb impacts from a variety of angles.
      • Larger entities can absorb this type of cost better, because they are spread over a much wider range of companies.
      • The carpets absorbed the sound of his feet landing on the floor, but Lombard stood still all the same to make certain that the Ifrit still slept.
      • For instance, ceiling tiles that absorb sounds and reduce noise levels can cost about the same as materials that are less sound-absorbent.
      • With residue, the raindrop impact is absorbed and erosion is reduced.
      • It is easy to install and secure because of its weight Also, many types absorb sound and thereby add to the sound control of the room.
      • Not only will it absorb the impact of feet and noise, it will reduce wear and tear on the rug and make vacuuming easier.
      • That is a matter of deliberate engineering, presumably, as the passenger seats are protected and the impact is absorbed elsewhere in the car.
      • The polyurethane material also adds support and cushioning to help absorb impact.
      • These soft surfaces also absorb sound and give a feeling of privileged privacy.
      • Its configuration helps absorb some impact in order to reduce injury to a pedestrian who is hit.
      • The bubble simply absorbed her most powerful attack as it began to glow with a whitish yellow light.
      • It absorbs bumps in the road and reduces impact harshness, resulting in improved ride quality.
      • In an open office, its acoustic function is to absorb sound and reduce the reflection of sounds back down into the office space.
      • They are also advised to invest in a good pair of shoes that are built for absorbing the impact of road running.
      • The ride has a Germanic firmness about it, but passenger comfort is always well controlled, the suspension absorbing poor road surfaces in an effective way.

    • 1.2(assimilate)

      (experience/information) asimilar
      (immigrants) integrar
      (immigrants) asimilar
      she absorbed the atmosphere of the city se impregnó del ambiente de la ciudad
      • the firm has survived by absorbing its competitors la empresa ha sobrevivido absorbiendo a sus competidores
      • the market is unable to absorb the surplus production el mercado no puede absorber el excedente de producción
      • industry will have to absorb the consequences la industria tendrá que asumir las consecuencias
      • To a certain extent, all through life we absorb information we understand, or about which we care, and filter the rest.
      • The most decisive factor in how we absorb information, process it and assimilate it is mostly forgotten: the physiology of the human eye.
      • Michael understood that he would never fully absorb the French experience if language were a barrier.
      • It seems inevitable, with hindsight, that this accelerating urge to know, to understand, to absorb facts, would lead to the establishment of a major organisation.
      • Students will be assessed to find out what system of teaching suits them best. While some learn best from books, others find it easier to absorb information from discussion groups.
      • You must have the ability to persuade and inspire our friends to communicate and convince, to listen, to absorb the ideas of others.
      • The very best students in our classes probably do absorb key ideas and concepts from lectures.
      • These experiences have made them more comfortable with absorbing new ideas and practices, including those introduced by foreigners.
      • Still, the law has yet to fully catch up with that position, or even fully incorporate and absorb the evidence on which it was based.
      • School children absorbed information much quicker than adults and the success of the project was very much dependent on this.
      • You know how hard it is to absorb information when you're tired.
      • He is a bright young man who absorbs information and experiences like a sponge.
      • Analysts must fully absorb cultural information, an area in which the intelligence community rarely excels.
      • There are limits to a toddler's abilities to absorb new experiences, he says.
      • One can always absorb the ideas and relevant theory and then update the information later.
      • Again everything is interactive so that the visitor absorbs information while having fun.
      • Whether we argue for it or against it, we have absorbed the idea.
      • Whether they realise it or not, they actually absorb ideas, moods, opinions and even goals from those around them.
      • Children learn by absorbing information through daily interactions and experiences with other children, adults, and the world.
      • There was a momentary pause as this information was absorbed.

  • 2

    • 2.1(soak up)

      (cloth/sponge) absorber
      • Calcium chloride absorbs moisture from the air and thus binds the surface materials together.
      • Within the ozone layer, this ultraviolet energy is absorbed by a delicate balance of two chemical reactions.
      • Electrons in the mineral absorb the energy from the activator and become excited.
      • The study found that, as temperatures increase, plants absorb less carbon dioxide while microorganisms in the soil release more and more of it.
      • Do not soak them; mushrooms absorb water like sponges.
      • Ecopaint is said to work because nitrogen oxide sticks to titanium dioxide and titanium dioxide absorbs heat.
      • Use chemicals such as Silica gel to absorb moisture.
      • Pour in white wine and reduce and start to add chicken stock slowly ladle by ladle until all the stock is absorbed by the rice.
      • A better alternative is indoor plants, which absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.
      • Calcium chloride absorbs water from the air, so is used in the prevention of dust on roads, coal, and tennis courts and as a drying agent in the laboratory.
      • Molecules may change their rotational energy levels by absorbing energy from electromagnetic radiation in the microwave region of the spectrum.
      • It absorbs carbon dioxide and moisture from the air.
      • Cook until the rice has absorbed the stock and then add more hot stock, stirring from time to time.
      • Carbon dioxide primarily absorbs infrared energy emitted by the Earth, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect and warming the Earth's surface and the atmosphere.
      • Let each ladleful of stock be absorbed before adding the next.
      • Cigarette filters, which can last up to 100 years - are designed to absorb tar and other chemicals from the cigarette.
      • The refined medicines in the patch can be directly absorbed by the skin and enter the body to control the pain.
      • If more nutrient is available than is required by the crop for maximal growth, the surplus is absorbed by the plant up to a certain limit and stored.
      • They do not absorb dirt or liquids, and their surfaces are much less conducive to bacterial growth than paper bills.
      • There are three types of PPARs, which are proteins that control how the body absorbs, stores, and distributes fat.
      • The gases, especially carbon dioxide and methane, absorb the Earth's heat radiation and thus warm the surface, just as a blanket traps body heat.

    • 2.2(use up)

      (energies/resources) consumir
      (energies/resources) absorber
      (time) absorber
      (time) llevar
      • China is among the fastest growing economies in the world, with considerable capacity to absorb surplus labor.
      • The region absorbs 18 percent of US exports and accounts for about 21 percent of US companies' overseas investments.
      • However, success in this area will take a long time and absorb substantial resources.
      • This absorbs the human resource of the police and reduces their ability to strangulate the supply route.
      • The report says that these demands are absorbing resources, thereby reducing funds for community services that could help to contain rising hospital admissions.
      • By 1788, debt service alone would absorb fifty percent of annual revenue.
      • The whole idea is that nature needs a method for rapidly ridding itself of dysfunctional species that overpopulate and absorb resources too rapidly.
      • Resources had been absorbed by the war effort, with the result that both equipment and infrastructure were in a grievous state.
      • For example, the US today absorbs 10 per cent of the world's total savings to pay for its enormous consumption, yet a country like South Africa experiences capital flight.
      • Foster has spent seventeen years working on his life of Yeats and has absorbed the store of sources.
      • The United States economy now absorbs 70 per cent of the world's savings, amounting to more than $400 billion annually in the past two years.
      • Will these be paid a hefty consultation fee, which will absorb the contentious surplus which started the kerfuffle?
      • Parasitic plants may affect host fitness by absorbing resources that are essential for host growth and reproduction.
      • Modern warfare must be economically damaging, even for victors, since it absorbs scarce, productive resources - the opportunity cost.
      • It encountered losses from industrial action, strikes and absorbed a lot of resources.
      • The home market is expected to absorb around 25 per cent of the total expected output of four million lambs this year.
      • Too often, remedial actions tend to absorb resources to the detriment of preventive measures.
      • Too many, really; marine archaeology is a small world and any one of these wrecks could completely absorb the country's resources and expertise over several diving seasons.
      • Since the US absorbs about 35 percent of the world's exports, Taiwanese manufacturers should invest in Africa and re-export products to the US, Day said.
      • The actions of a few uncontrolled patients rebound on the rest of us, absorbing scarce resources and driving staff from the NHS.

  • 3

    (engross)
    absorber
    • This seemed alright to me and I was absorbed in the various articles in the museum.
    • I love being so absorbed in a book that I don't hear the things going on around me.
    • So whilst he was absorbed in the game, killing zombies and such like, I was in the kitchen making my candies.
    • He hadn't heard her come up the stairs or enter the apartment he was so absorbed in his book.
    • She managed to make it look as if she were absorbed in the book when John threw her door open.
    • He thinks we are so absorbed in improving our bodies that we have neglected the potential for training our minds.
    • I find it all rather endearing, like watching a small child absorbed in building a pyramid out of playing cards.
    • Incense burned near the altar and pilgrims were deeply absorbed in their prayers in front of the statue.
    • His shirt is comically baggy on him and he's absorbed in an experiment to see if his head will fit inside the long, floppy sleeves.
    • He had been so absorbed in his previous works of art that she had become the second love in his life.