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Absorption

Absorption Meaning & Definition
Absorption Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Absorption?

[n] the mental state of being preoccupied by something
[n] complete attention; intense mental effort
[n] (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
[n] (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"
[n] the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
[n] the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

Synonyms | Synonyms for Absorption: assimilation | concentration | engrossment | immersion | preoccupancy | preoccupation | soaking up

Related Terms | Find terms related to Absorption: ablation | absence of mind | absentmindedness | absorbed attention | absorbency | absorbent | abstractedness | abstraction | adsorbent | adsorption | application | assimilation | attrition | bemusement | bile | blotter | blotting | blotting paper | brown study | burning up | castle-building | chemisorption | chemosorption | close study | concentration | consumption | contemplation | contemplativeness | daydream | daydreamer | daydreaming | deep study | deep thought | depletion | depth of thought | digestion | digestive system | drain | dream | dreaming | eating up | embarrassment | endosmosis | engagement | engrossment | enmeshment | entanglement | erosion | exhaustion | exosmosis | expending | expenditure | fantasy | fantasying | finishing | fit of abstraction | gastric juice | gastrointestinal tract | imbibing | immersion | implication | impoverishment | inclusion | infiltration | ingestion | intentness | intestinal juice | involution | involvement | liver | meditation | melancholy | monomania | mooning | moonraking | muse | musefulness | musing | muted ecstasy | obsession | osmosis | pancreas | pancreatic digestion | pancreatic juice | pensiveness | percolation | pipe dream | pipe-dreaming | predigestion | preoccupation | profound thought | rapt attention | reflectiveness | relation | reverie | saliva | salivary digestion | salivary glands | secondary digestion | seepage | single-mindedness | soaking-up | sorption | speculativeness | spending | sponge | sponging | squandering | stargazing | studiousness | study | submersion | taking-in | thoughtfulness | trance | using up | Walter Mitty | wastage | waste | wastefulness | wasting away | wearing away | wearing down | wistfulness | woolgathering

See Also | absentmindedness | abstractedness | abstraction | action | activity | Americanisation | Americanization | attention | biological process | centering | cognitive state | direction | Europeanisation | Europeanization | extinction | focus | focusing | focussing | imbibition | malabsorption | natural action | natural process | organic process | social process | sorption | specialism | state of mind | study | Westernisation | Westernization

Absorption In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*sorp"tion\, n. [L. absorptio, fr. absorbere. See {Absorb}.] 1. The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger. 2. (Chem. & Physics) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc. 3. (Physiol.) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs. 4. Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

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