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absorb

[əb′sȯrb]
(chemistry)
To take up a substance in bulk.
(electromagnetism)
To take up energy from radiation.
(physics)
To take up matter or radiation.
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But even during the brief intervals in which they are in love, men do other things which distract their mind; the trades by which they earn their living engage their attention; they are absorbed in sport; they can interest themselves in art.
John had left the others and was walking slowly down to the river, absorbed in his own thoughts, which were bitter and unhappy, for he felt himself alone; and Helen, standing by herself in the sunny space among the native women, was exposed to presentiments of disaster.
We were lovers again; we were absorbed again in each other; we could almost fancy that our marriage dated back once more to a day or two since.
I should rejoice to see you at any time so deeply absorbed in your devotions that you had not a single thought to spare for me.
Where, at first, it absorbed all colors from the light but red, its molecular structure was so changed that it absorbed red and all colors except blue.
said Anna, and again a deep flush of pleasure came out on her face, when she heard the idea, that absorbed her, put into words.
As Emma hastily broke the seal and became absorbed in its contents, Dolly's eyes, by one of those strange accidents for which there is no accounting, wandered to the glass again.
John, cooped up in the valley, and absorbed in his work, had had little chance of learning the news of the outside world during the last twelve years.
So she kept a few yards behind them, unobserved by Tom, who was presently absorbed in watching for the pike,--a highly interesting monster; he was said to be so very old, so very large, and to have such a remarkable appetite.
Lucy was too entirely absorbed by the evil that had befallen her,--the spoiling of her pretty best clothes, and the discomfort of being wet and dirty,--to think much of the cause, which was entirely mysterious to her.
Nicotine absorbed into the body through digestive system and respiratory system, it needs about 15-30 minutes to feel.
Once the plant has absorbed a significant amount of metal, they can also be harvested for their commercially valuable contents.