takes up

present tense third-person singular of take up
as in drinks
to take in (something liquid) through small openings the soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly

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“Takes up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/takes%20up. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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