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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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I saw young woman with spiked white hair and a blue crocheted kippab bent absorbedly over her Torah lesson.
I read it absorbedly but the after-feeling was one of an odd discomfort, a sense of pious bloat as I was too inexperienced in subtleties to distinguish between simplistic reductionism and complex silence.
The Pulsars simply set up their equipment on the floor and raced through their set, Harry banging the drums with an introverted mania and Dave bending absorbedly over his guitar and singing the missing synthesizer solo in the song "Silicon Teens.