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absent without leave absent without permission from assigned military duty, but not necessarily with the intention of deserting; AWOL.
absinthe a bitter green liqueur with high alcohol content, made from wormwood and herbs. [2 definitions]
absolute precise, exact. [7 definitions]
absolutely precisely; exactly. [2 definitions]
absolute monarchy an authoritarian governing system in which a hereditary ruler holds complete power until death.
absolute pitch the exact pitch of a single musical tone as determined by its rate of vibrations as measured on a standard scale. [2 definitions]
absolute power complete control over someone or something, esp. of a government or ruler over his citizens.
absolute temperature temperature measured on a scale in which zero equals the lowest temperature that can be obtained physically.
absolute value the magnitude of a real number irrespective of its sign; distance of a real number from zero. [2 definitions]
absolute zero the lowest possible temperature for any known substance, equal to -273.15 degrees Celsius or -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.
absolution in Christian theology, a declaration of forgiveness of one's sins by a priest after confession and penance. [3 definitions]
absolutism the principle or practice of absolute, unrestrained governmental power.
absolutist of or relating to government by total, unrestrained power. [3 definitions]
absolve to free from consequences, blame, or guilt. [3 definitions]
absorb to take in or soak up. [3 definitions]
absorbable combined form of absorb.
absorbed deeply engaged or involved.
absorbent capable of absorbing. [2 definitions]
absorbing very interesting; engaging.
absorption the act of absorbing or state of being absorbed. [2 definitions]
abstain to choose to refrain from something, esp. from actions or things considered to be unhealthy or unwise. [2 definitions]