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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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Zinc sulfide atoms on the watch face absorb the extra energy, then release it instantly in a blue-green luminescent glow.
Tuning the lasers to produce light in a particular window of the mid-IR spectrum and recording the colors (wavelengths) that the atmosphere absorbs makes it very easy to obtain direct information on the concentration of different gases that are present, a boon to climate researchers who are accustomed to making limited or painstaking measurements of the upper atmosphere's crucial chemistry.
Lead researcher and author of a new paper on the plant, Professor Edwino Fernando, says the leaves of Rinorea niccolifera can absorb as much as 18,000 parts per million of the silvery-white metal -- that's up to 1,000 times more nickel than can safely be stored in most other plants.
Fat Absorb is the result of an extensive research that has led to the development of this effective and all-natural weight loss solution.
Novel heart devices fashioned primarily from materials that the body can absorb or break down have made their debut in patients.
That may be a concern because the body absorbs injected aluminum more easily.
This system absorbs over 90% of the damaging force, providing optimum safety and security during earthquakes as severe as the Kobe earthquake of 1995.
Additionally, plants normally absorb other nutrients--like the elements nitrogen and phosphorous--from the soil through their roots.
They also absorb air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, storing them in intracellular spaces, and provide thermal insulation.
After the brain absorbs and assimilates, then it acts.
The expanding vapor absorbs the heat from the beverage.
It is a love that absorbs every evil and radiates goodness back.