[ree-ab-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /ˌri æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/
also reabsorption, 1718, from re- + absorption.
[ak-sel-uh-reyt] /ækˈsɛl əˌreɪt/ verb (used with object), accelerated, accelerating. 1. to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, etc., in: to accelerate economic growth. 2. to hasten the occurrence of: to accelerate the fall of a government. 3. Mechanics. to change the velocity of (a body) or the rate of (motion); cause to undergo […]
[ak-sept] /ækˈsɛpt/ verb (used with object) 1. to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. 2. to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology. 3. to respond or answer affirmatively to: to accept an invitation. 4. to […]
[ak-sep-tuh ns] /ækˈsɛp təns/ noun 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. 4. the fact or state of being or . 5. (def 1). 6. Commerce. /əkˈsɛptəns/ noun 1. the act of accepting or the state of […]
[ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit] /ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt/ verb (used with or without object), acclimated, acclimating. 1. to accustom or become accustomed to a new or environment; adapt. v. 1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à “to” (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related: Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.