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What is another word for absorbs?

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To physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“When the fog settles upon vegetables, the leaves and other surfaces of these plants then absorb the water.”
To mentally take in information
“The speech was inspiring, and the speaker's choice of words was easy to absorb.”
To hold or engage the attention of
“The virtuoso's deft skill would completely absorb Martha who stared in amazement.”
To assimilate into a body, structure or system
“Heads have agreed to a merger whereby a new entity will absorb the two banks.”
To use, empty or drain completely
“The inefficient and time-consuming process can quickly absorb resources on the system.”
To endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
“It is an inspiring tale of man's fortitude and ability to absorb hardship.”
To pay for the costs of
“The company will absorb costs for food and accommodation during your business trip.”
To receive and reduce the force of an impact
“The muscles, tendons, bones, and joints of the foot and the lower leg function to absorb the impact of the landing.”
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