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Absorption Definition

Noun: absorption  ub'sorp-shun or ub'zorp-shun

  1. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
    - soaking up
     
  2. (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    "the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules"
     
  3. The social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
    - assimilation
     
  4. The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
    - assimilation
     
  5. Complete attention; intense mental effort
    - concentration, engrossment, immersion
     
  6. The mental state of being preoccupied by something
    - preoccupation, preoccupancy, engrossment
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