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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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The young fellow would gaze absorbedly at the colourful maps for hours at a time.
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.