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absorption

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English

Etymology

Latin absorptio, from absorbere.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
absorption

Plural
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  1. The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything.
  2. The act or process of being absorbed and made to disappear.
    the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool
    the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action.
    the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
  4. (physiology) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
  5. Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind.
    absorption in some employment

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References

  • "absorption" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

absorption” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


Finnish

Noun

absorption

  1. Genitive singular form of absorptio.

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