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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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In Webern and the Lyric Impulse, Anne Shreffler redresses this imbalance by offering an absorbingly detailed study of Webern's settings of poems by his near-contemporary Georg Trakl (1887-1914) between 1915 and 1921.
Although they are beset by a difficult and absorbingly turbulent external environment, they are responding to this environment in innovative and positive ways.
A warmly elegant account of Haydn's late E-flat Trio, the piano first among equals, an absorbingly busy 'Jeeves and Woosterish' "Cafe Music" by the remarkable Paul Schoenfield, and an empathetic response to Schumann's F major Trio encompassing both its neo-Bachian rigour and its tortured Romantic energy framed this year's premiere.
And it's the consequences of that life-changing moment which carry the musical through to its absorbingly climatic conclusion.
The kids make an absorbingly honest attempt to find a common ground; success is fleeting.
It's another well-written and absorbingly readable story which draws the reader in to Wallander's gloomy, horror-filled world.
The pub's regulars, while retailing their stories absorbingly, distance themselves, dismissing the stories as a kind of local color, "an ould cod.