Meaning of ABSORPTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əb-ˈsȯrp-shən, -ˈzȯrp- ]


Etymology: French & Latin; French, from Latin absorption-, absorptio, from absorbēre

Date: 1741


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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