absorbing absorbing  /əb ˈzɔr bɪŋ/


  • (adj) capable of arousing and holding the attention


  1. A shock-absorbing rubber tread band distributes pressure to dozens of flexible polyurethane spokes.
  2. Many people in Taiwan are also fearful that gargantuan China will end up absorbing their tiny island if ties become too close.
  3. One of my concerns about it was thatgiven Joss Whedon's talent for making absorbing serialsthe case-of-the-week nature of the show would make it harder to grow attached to.


  1. Lost in the weeds: Local officials frustrated by state highway mowing limits

    One of the main gateways into both La Crosse and Onalaska is overgrown and overrun with weeds, absorbing tossed trash like a sponge.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: La Crosse Tribune

  2. Skokie superfan has been to 2,152 consecutive Hawks games

    Bob Gertenrich has a strange feeling the Hawks will beat the Bruins in Game 7. You might brush off the prediction if you didn’t know Gertenrich has been absorbing team vibes from his upper deck perch for 2,152 consecutive home games — a record streak the 66-year-old began in 1966 at age 19. Another possible omen: Gertenrich’s birthday falls on June 26, the day of Game 7. “I’d love to see them ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. How Greed and Materialism Tears Down a Person in New Book

    Pierre S. Hughes’ “The Directors” reveals an absorbing tale of corruption, murder, and adultery for the sake of money and power. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/PierreSHughes/TheDirectors/prweb10816285.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Well, what I see from him is just the little actions that represent not backing down type of things," noted Lakers coach Phil Jackson. "Getting hit, taking the blow, absorbing it, not reacting to it one way or the other with the mentality to...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: msnbc.com

  2. "Nobody wanted to go down there. The game was at an absorbing stage. Scotty needed to be settled down so I went in there," Lewis said.
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Wally Lewis Source: Brisbane Times

  3. "It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I wasn't absorbing it," said Dina Matos McGreevey, who is divorcing former New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey. "I just started to cry."
    on May 1, 2007 By: Dina Matos McGreevey Source: Forbes

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