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absorption

noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\

Definition of ABSORPTION

1
a :  the process of absorbing or of being absorbed — compare adsorption
b :  interception of radiant energy or sound waves
2
:  entire occupation of the mind <absorption in his work>
ab·sorp·tive \-tiv\ adjective

Examples of ABSORPTION

  1. <forgot to return the phone call due to his absorption in setting up the new computer system>

Origin of ABSORPTION

French & Latin; French, from Latin absorption-, absorptio, from absorbēre
First Known Use: 1741

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ABSORPTION Defined for Kids

absorption

noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\

Definition of ABSORPTION for Kids

1
:  the process of drawing in or soaking up :  absorbing or being absorbed <the absorption of water by soil>
2
:  complete attention
Medical Dictionary

absorption

noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsrp-shən, -ˈzrp-\

Medical Definition of ABSORPTION

1
:  the process of absorbing or of being absorbed <absorption of nourishment in the small intestine>—compare adsorption
2
:  interception of radiant energy or sound waves
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