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Absorb

Definition

[v] cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
[v] engage or engross wholly; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
[v] engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
[v] take up, as of knowledge or beliefs
[v] take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[v] become imbued; of liquids, light, or gases, in chemistry
[v] take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
[v] suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"

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Antonyms

emit, give off, give out