from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To absorb again.
- transitive v. Biology To dissolve and assimilate (bone tissue, for example).
- intransitive v. To undergo resorption.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to absorb (something) again
- v. to undergo resorption
- v. to dissolve something (as for example bone, sinew, or suture) and assimilate it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To swallow up.
- transitive v. to absorb (something which has been secreted or exuded by the same organism).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To absorb or take back, as that which has been given out; reabsorb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. undergo resorption
Latin resorbēre, to suck back : re-, re- + sorbēre, to suck up.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin resorbere, from re- ("again") + sorbere ("to suck in"). (Wiktionary)