Definition of absorption


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

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abstractedness, abstraction, anabolism, centering, direction, focus, focusing, focussing, imbibition, malabsorption, specialism, study.

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  • absorption is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 14 points
  • absorption is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 14 points
  • absorption is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 17 points
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