Definitions and Examples of absorb, ingest
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To take in or soak up (liquid, energy, or a substance) by chemical or physical action.
The sponge can absorb a lot of water before it becomes saturated.
To take food or drink into the body by swallowing or absorbing it.
It is important to ingest enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Key Differences: absorb vs ingest
- 1Absorb refers to taking in or soaking up a substance, while emit refers to releasing or giving off a substance.
- 2Ingest refers to taking in food or drink, while emit refers to releasing any substance, including gases, liquids, or energy.
Effective Usage of absorb, ingest
- 1Science: Use these antonyms when discussing chemical reactions, energy transfer, or natural processes.
- 2Health: Use ingest when discussing nutrition, digestion, or healthy eating habits.
- 3Environment: Use emit and absorb when discussing pollution, climate change, or carbon footprint.
The antonyms of emit are absorb and ingest. Use absorb when referring to taking in or soaking up a substance, ingest when referring to taking in food or drink, and emit when referring to releasing any substance, including gases, liquids, or energy. These words can be used in science, health, and environmental contexts.