1 liquid/gas/energy, etc.
ADV. quickly, rapidly | directly, easily, readily
PREP. into Nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream.
2 make part of sth larger
ADV. gradually | increasingly
PHRASES be absorbed into sth These committees were gradually absorbed into the local government machine.
ADV. easily, readily The information is presented so that it can be readily absorbed. | passively
ADV. completely, totally, utterly His work absorbed him completely. | deeply