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noun [uncountable] absorption pronunciation in British English /əbˈzɔː(r)pʃ(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.

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