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Definition of Absorb

Absorb: 1. To take something in, as through the skin or the intestine.
2. To react with radiation and reduce it in intensity, as with a dose of radiation or transmitted light.
See also: Absorbed dose; Absorption; Malabsorption; Reabsorption.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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