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absorption

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noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of absorption

  1. 1 a :  the process of absorbing or of being absorbed — compare adsorption b :  interception of radiant energy or sound waves

  2. 2 :  entire occupation of the mind <absorption in his work>

ab·sorp·tiveplay \-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

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noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Definition of absorption

  1. 1 :  the process of drawing in or soaking up :  absorbing or being absorbed <the absorption of water by soil>

  2. 2 :  complete attention




Medical Dictionary

absorption

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noun ab·sorp·tion \əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp-\

Medical Definition of absorption

  1. 1:  the process of absorbing or of being absorbed <absorption of nourishment in the small intestine>—compare adsorption

  2. 2:  interception of radiant energy or sound waves





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