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ex-sorbĕo or exorbĕo , ŭi (
I.perf.: “exsorpsi,Sen. ad Helv. 10, 9), 2, v. a., to suck out, suck or sup up, suck in, drain (class.).
I. Lit.: “ova,Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 19: “sucum,App. Mag. p. 276, 10; Ov. F. 6, 145: “gustaras civilem sanguinem, vel potius exsorbueras,Cic. Phil. 2, 29, 71; cf. id. de Or. 1, 52, 225; “id. poët. Tusc. 2, 8, 20. —In mal. part.: viros,to exhaust, Juv. 10, 223.—
II. Trop.: “animam amborum,to swallow up, to destroy, Plaut. Bacch. 4, 8, 28: “praedas,Cic. de Harusp. 27, 59: tristitiam alicui, to remove, Turp. ap. Non. 102, 32: multorum stultitiam perpessus est, arrogantiam pertulit, difficultates exsorbuit, qs. drained to the dregs, Cic. Mur. 9, 19: “tot congiaria principum et ingens Capitolii vectigal,Sen. Helv. Cons. 10, 3.
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