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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 newly discovered plant species Rinorea niccolifera can absorb large amounts of nickel without poisoning itself.
New Delhi, March 24 (ANI/Business Wire India): Fat Absorb India has introduced a healthy weight loss programme which does not require dramatic changes in the lifestyle and has been endorsed by several medical practitioners across the world.
3 : to receive without giving back <The walls of the theater absorb sound.
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.
Traditionally scientists have classified a plant as carnivorous if it attracts, captures, kills, digests, and absorbs prey on its own.
Secondly, not every new office job created absorbs space at the same ratio.
Tom Liptan, a city environmental specialist, says the city's experimental rooftop garden, installed on an apartment building in 1999, absorbs up to 1 inch of rainfall at a time in its 2- to 6-inch depth of soil.
After the brain absorbs and assimilates, then it acts.
The expanding vapor absorbs the heat from the beverage.
If a bedding material absorbs more water or urine, a lesser amount will be needed, which can save labor and material cost.