Meaning of ABSORPTION in English

ABSORPTION

n.

Pronunciation: ə b- ' so ̇ rp-sh ə n, - ' zo ̇ rp-

Function: noun

Etymology: French & Latin; French, from Latin absorption-, absorptio, from absorb ē re

Date: 1741

1 a : the process of absorbing or of being absorbed ― compare ADSORPTION b : interception of radiant energy or sound waves

2 : entire occupation of the mind < absorption in his work>

– ab · sorp · tive \ -tiv \ adjective

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