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    absorption

    absorption - Dictionary definition and meaning for word absorption

    Definition
    (noun) (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
    Synonyms : soaking up
    Definition
    (noun) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    Example Sentence
    • the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules
    Definition
    (noun) the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
    Synonyms : assimilation
    Definition
    (noun) the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
    Synonyms : assimilation
    Definition
    (noun) complete attention; intense mental effort Definition
    (noun) the mental state of being preoccupied by something
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