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From ab- +‎ sorbeō (suck in, drink down, swallow).



absorbeō (present infinitive absorbēre, perfect active absorbuī, supine absorptum); second conjugation

  1. I swallow down, devour.
  2. I absorb, submerge.
  3. (figuratively) I absorb, engross.


  • The third principal part may be absorbuī or absorpsī.
   Conjugation of absorbeō (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present absorbeō absorbēs absorbet absorbēmus absorbētis absorbent
imperfect absorbēbam absorbēbās absorbēbat absorbēbāmus absorbēbātis absorbēbant
future absorbēbō absorbēbis absorbēbit absorbēbimus absorbēbitis absorbēbunt
perfect absorbuī absorbuistī absorbuit absorbuimus absorbuistis absorbuērunt, absorbuēre
pluperfect absorbueram absorbuerās absorbuerat absorbuerāmus absorbuerātis absorbuerant
future perfect absorbuerō absorbueris absorbuerit absorbuerimus absorbueritis absorbuerint
passive present absorbeor absorbēris, absorbēre absorbētur absorbēmur absorbēminī absorbentur
imperfect absorbēbar absorbēbāris, absorbēbāre absorbēbātur absorbēbāmur absorbēbāminī absorbēbantur
future absorbēbor absorbēberis, absorbēbere absorbēbitur absorbēbimur absorbēbiminī absorbēbuntur
perfect absorptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect absorptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect absorptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present absorbeam absorbeās absorbeat absorbeāmus absorbeātis absorbeant
imperfect absorbērem absorbērēs absorbēret absorbērēmus absorbērētis absorbērent
perfect absorbuerim absorbuerīs absorbuerit absorbuerīmus absorbuerītis absorbuerint
pluperfect absorbuissem absorbuissēs absorbuisset absorbuissēmus absorbuissētis absorbuissent
passive present absorbear absorbeāris, absorbeāre absorbeātur absorbeāmur absorbeāminī absorbeantur
imperfect absorbērer absorbērēris, absorbērēre absorbērētur absorbērēmur absorbērēminī absorbērentur
perfect absorptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect absorptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present absorbē absorbēte
future absorbētō absorbētō absorbētōte absorbentō
passive present absorbēre absorbēminī
future absorbētor absorbētor absorbentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives absorbēre absorbuisse absorptūrum esse absorbērī absorptum esse absorptum īrī
participles absorbēns absorptūrus absorptus absorbendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
absorbendī absorbendō absorbendum absorbendō absorptum absorptū

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  • absorbeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • absorbeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • absorbeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette