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ob-sorbĕo , ŭi, 2,
I.v. a., to sup or drink up, to swallow or gulp down (poetical).
I. Lit., Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 21: “aquam,id. Curc. 2, 3, 34: placentas, to gulp down, bolt, Hor. S. 2, 8, 24: “unionem liquefactum,Plin. 9, 35, 58, § 121.—Absol.: “ter die absorbebat, terque eructabat,Hyg. Fab. 125: “ursis homines non plane comedendi, sed obsorbendi objectabantur,Lact. Mort. Pers. 21, 6.—
II. Transf.: “fores, Quae obsorbent quicquid venit intra pessulos,swallow up, Plaut. Truc. 2, 3, 29 (dub.; al. absorbent).
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