Absorb means: To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.
Absorb means: To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
Absorb means: To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
Absorb means: To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances into which they pass.
Acerb means: Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.
Adverb means: A word used to modify the sense of a verb, participle, adjective, or other adverb, and usually placed near it; as, he writes well; paper extremely white.
Barb means: Beard, or that which resembles it, or grows in the place of it.
Barb means: A muffler, worn by nuns and mourners.
Barb means: Paps, or little projections, of the mucous membrane, which mark the opening of the submaxillary glands under the tongue in horses and cattle. The name is mostly applied when the barbs are inflamed and swollen.
Barb means: The point that stands backward in an arrow, fishhook, etc., to prevent it from being easily extracted. Hence: Anything which stands out with a sharp point obliquely or crosswise to something else.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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