Meaning of ABSORPTION in English

ABSORPTION

/ əbˈsɔːpʃn; -ˈzɔːp-; NAmE -ˈsɔːrp-; -ˈzɔːrp-/ noun [ U ]

1.

the process of a liquid, gas or other substance being taken in :

Vitamin D is necessary to aid the absorption of calcium from food.

2.

the process of a smaller group, country, etc. becoming part of a larger group or country :

the absorption of immigrants into the host country

3.

absorption (in sth) the fact of sb being very interested in sth so that it takes all their attention :

His work suffered because of his total absorption in sport.

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (in the sense the swallowing up of something ): from Latin absorptio(n-) , from absorbere swallow up, from ab- from + sorbere suck in.

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