Meaning of ABSORPTION in English

[noun] [U]Some poisonous gases can enter the body by absorption through the skin.He said that something should be done to halt the absorption of our village by the spreading town.Her absorption in her work (= giving all of her attention to it) is so great that she thinks about nothing else.See also self-absorption at self-absorbed.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.