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accrete

(ə-krēt′)
v. ac·creted, ac·creting, ac·cretes
v.tr.
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
v.intr.
1. To grow together; fuse.
2. To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.
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Perhaps material surrounding a white dwarf can absorb X-rays, or accreting white dwarfs might emit most of their energy at other wavelengths.
Transferred material from one star in the binary system will form a disc with some of it 'gobbled up' by the accreting star.
The measurements show a ring-like emission from sublimating dust grains, and its radius yields insights into the shape and geometry of the accreting material around the black hole in these galactic centers.
The new, more sensitive observations of four galaxies have led to a much clearer picture of what is being resolved - a ring-like emission of dust grains, co-existing in the accreting gas, which are hot enough to be sublimating.