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  Definition of Absorption
  1. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  2. complete attention; intense mental effort
  3. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  4. (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"
  5. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  6. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
Similar Words: preoccupation, preoccupancy, engrossment, concentration, immersion, soaking up, assimilation

 

Hyponyms: abstractedness, abstraction, absentmindedness, focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering, specialism, study, imbibition, malabsorption, Americanization, Americanisation, Europeanization, Europeanisation, Westernization, Westernisation

 

Part Meronyms: extinction

 

Derivational Morphology: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, engage, occupy, preoccupy, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, suck, imbibe, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up, assimilate, ingest

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: абсорбция   Chinese: 吸收  
Croatian: apsorpcija   Dutch: absorptie  
Finnish: imeytyminen   French: absorption  
German: Absorption   Hebrew: קליטה  
Indonesian: absorpsi   Interlingua: absorption  
Italian: assorbimento   Japanese: 吸収  
Norwegian: inn-   Polish: absorpcja  
Portuguese: absorção   Russian: всасывание  
Spanish: absorción   Swedish: absorption  
 
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