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noun [uncountable] absorption pronunciation in American English /əbˈsɔrpʃ(ə)n/absorption pronunciation in American English /əbˈzɔrpʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    the process by which something takes in a substance, form of energy, or liquid
    absorption of:

    Exercise can promote absorption of nutrients by the body.

  2. 2
    the process by which a group, organization, or culture becomes part of a larger one
    absorption into:

    Scotland’s absorption into the United Kingdom in 1707

    absorption of:

    Absorption of more immigrants has created some tensions.

  3. 3
    complete interest in something

    Her absorption in her work is total.

    a look of absorption


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