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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 standout works for this reviewer was Chris Gollon's Giving--a diptych of two large panels which display his characteristic apprehension of humanity in the swelling and stretching of forms within and against absorbingly strange fields of colour.
Connelly shows us exactly how an investigation works, from A to Z, taking readers absorbingly inside crime scene investigations, witness interviews, house searches, stakeouts, and much more." CHUCK LEDDY
Equally, perhaps, it takes the scholarly flair of an Albert Hirschman or Deirdre McCloskey to make the intellectual history of moral theory absorbingly interesting.
So it was that in a game which reduces so absorbingly by statistical cross-section, Jimmie Reese was the sum of a cannier, more elemental understanding of the game and its players.
Rare for its exacting research and absorbingly written, this is a fine resource for historians of late medieval England.
WAVE MACHINES: PUNK SPIRIT The latest release from Liverpoolbased band Wave Machines is an absorbingly dark and brooding anthem, somewhat of a departure for the indie newcomers.
The directors' most important legacy is the paintings that they have chosen to acquire, and the book absorbingly charts the relationship between the enthusiasms of individual directors, public taste and the opportunities provided by the market.
In the genre of popular history, as absorbingly explored by Gregory Pfitzer, narrative is paramount.
Where he speculates he is scrupulous, and against the backdrop of a study that explores but does not push the envelope of legitimate conjecture, certain vignettes--Leicester's uneasy scrutiny of Montgomerie's arrival in the Netherlands in 1586 (123-24), the murky entanglement of Montgomerie's quest for his pension in matters of royal and Kirk policy (148, 163-64)--stand out all the more absorbingly. Lyall also has a rare knack for assessing the relation of literary convention to biographical fact, and some poems are persuasively redated.
But, even if it never quite grips as expected, this is still an absorbingly well-told story.
Shelton was so absorbingly spot-on that his frontman's concurrent mugging seemed sometimes a superfluous distraction.
Linhardt provides a far more detailed and absorbingly informative study of the growth and passing of theatres in late nineteenth-century Vienna.