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* * *re·sorb (')rē-'sȯ(ə)rb, -'zȯ(ə)rb vt to break down and assimilate (something previously differentiated) <\resorbed bone> vi to undergo resorption <the injected protein \resorbs after some days>re·sorb·a·ble -'sȯ(ə)r-bə-bəl, -'zȯ(ə)r- adj
* * *re·sorb (re-sorbґ) (re-zorbґ) to take up or absorb again; to undergo resorption.
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Resorb — Re*sorb (r? s?rb ), v. t. [L. reorbere; pref. re re + sorbere to suck or drink in.] 1. To swallow up. [1913 Webster] Now lifted by the tide, and now resorbed. Young. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) to absorb (something which has been secreted or exuded … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
resorb — 1640, from L. resorbere to suck back, from re back, again + sorbere to suck (see ABSORB (Cf. absorb)) … Etymology dictionary
resorb — [ri sôrb′, rizôrb′] vt. [L resorbere < re , again + sorbere, to suck up: see SLURP] to absorb again resorption [risôrp′shən] n. resorptive adj … English World dictionary
resorb — verb Etymology: Latin resorbēre, from re + sorbēre to suck up more at absorb Date: 1640 transitive verb 1. to swallow or suck in again 2. to break down and assimilate (something previously differentiated) intransitive verb to undergo resorption … New Collegiate Dictionary
resorb — resorbence, n. resorbent, adj. resorption /ri sawrp sheuhn, zawrp /, n. resorptive /ri sawrp tiv, zawrp /, adj. /ri sawrb , zawrb /, v.t. to absorb again, as an exudation. [1630 40; < L resorbere, equiv. to re RE + sorbere to swallow, suck up] *… … Universalium
resorb — verb a) to absorb (something) again b) to undergo resorption … Wiktionary
resorb — reÂ·sorb || rÉª sÉ”rb / sÉ”Ëb v. absorb again, soak up again … English contemporary dictionary
resorb — [rɪ sɔ:b] verb 1》 absorb again. 2》 Physiology remove (cells, tissue, etc.) by gradual breakdown into component materials and dispersal in the circulation. Origin C17: from L. resorbere, from re (expressing intensive force) + sorbere absorb … English new terms dictionary
resorb — re·sorb … English syllables
resorb — re•sorb [[t]rɪˈsɔrb, ˈzɔrb[/t]] v. t. med to absorb again, as an exudation • Etymology: 1630–40; < L resorbēre=re re +sorbēre to suck up … From formal English to slang