absorption

Definition of absorption

noun:

  • (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.

Related words

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

Words nearby absorption

adsorption.

Rhymes with absorption

adsorption.

Start with absorption

absorptions.

End with absorption

malabsorption.

More information about absorption

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • 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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