soaking up

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Noun1.soaking up - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates anothersoaking up - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
imbibition - (chemistry) the absorption of a liquid by a solid or gel
sorption - the process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption)
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Their energetic show is a hybrid of serious musical training and a childhood spent soaking up British comedy (they met as pupils at the Yehudi Menuhin school).
She recently announced plans to move to Asia - so perhaps she is soaking up the sights of Europe before upping sticks.
Any readers with even a vague interest in soaking up some Northern Irish music and learning a little more about the bands I hark on about on a weekly basis - it's sometimes hard to know where to start.