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absorb moisture

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  • absorb — 1 Absorb, imbibe, assimilate can all mean to take (something) in so as to become imbued with it or to make it a part of one’s being. The original meaning of absorb, to swallow up (both literally and figuratively), has been retained in spite of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • moisture — mois|ture [ˈmɔıstʃə US ər] n [U] small amounts of water that are present in the air, in a substance, or on a surface ▪ Plants use their roots to absorb moisture from the soil. ▪ Your skin s moisture content varies according to weather conditions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moisture — noun (U) small amounts of water that are present in the air, in a substance, or on a surface: Plants use their roots to absorb moisture from the soil …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Moisture stress — occurs when the water in a plant s cells is reduced to less than normal levels. This can occur because of a lack of water in the plant s root zone, higher rates of transpiration than the rate of moisture uptake by the roots, for example, because… …   Wikipedia

  • absorb */*/ — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)b] / US [əbˈsɔrb] / US [əbˈzɔrb] verb [transitive] Word forms absorb : present tense I/you/we/they absorb he/she/it absorbs present participle absorbing past tense absorbed past participle absorbed 1) a) to take in a gas, liquid, or… …   English dictionary

  • absorb — [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)b[/t]] absorbs, absorbing, absorbed 1) VERB If something absorbs a liquid, gas, or other substance, it soaks it up or takes it in. [V n] Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air and moisture from the soil... [be V ed into n] Refined …   English dictionary

  • moisture — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ excess ▪ soil ▪ body ▪ surface … OF MOISTURE ▪ bead …   Collocations dictionary

  • absorb — ab|sorb [ əb sɔrb, əb zɔrb ] verb transitive ** ▸ 1 take in gas/heat etc. ▸ 2 make something part of something else ▸ 3 learn new information ▸ 4 reduce harmful effects ▸ 5 hold attention ▸ 6 use a lot of something 1. ) to take in a gas, liquid,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • absorb — verb 1 liquid, gas, energy, etc. ADVERB ▪ quickly, rapidly ▪ directly, easily, readily PREPOSITION ▪ into …   Collocations dictionary

  • absorb — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. assimilate, take in, suck up; incorporate, integrate; engross, preoccupy, obsess. See thought, receiving, attention, use, combination, learning. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To take in by absorption] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • Building insulation materials — A selection of insulation materials can aid in building insulation. All of these are based on standard principles of thermal insulation. Materials used to reduce heat transfer by conduction, radiation or convection are employed in varying… …   Wikipedia

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