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n. sucking up; taking in; preoccupation, mental engrossment

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1. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
(synonym) soaking up
(hypernym) sorption
(hyponym) imbibition
(derivation) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
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"
(hypernym) natural process, natural action, action, activity
(part-holonym) extinction
(derivation) absorb, take in
(classification) physics, physical science, natural philosophy
3. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
(synonym) assimilation
(hypernym) social process
(hyponym) Americanization, Americanisation
(derivation) absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in
4. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
(synonym) assimilation
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(hyponym) malabsorption
5. complete attention; intense mental effort
(synonym) concentration, engrossment, immersion
(hypernym) attention
(hyponym) focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering
(derivation) steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
6. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
(synonym) preoccupation, preoccupancy, engrossment
(hypernym) cognitive state, state of mind
(hyponym) abstractedness, abstraction
(derivation) absorb, engross, engage, occupy

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Absorption (die)
nf. absorption, sucking up; taking in; preoccupation, mental engrossment; sorption, absorbency

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nf. absorption; soaking; imbibition, intake

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