Return to absorption (definition)
Ab*sorp"tion (#), n. [L. absorptio, fr. absorbere. See [Absorb].]
The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear;
2. [Chemistry|Chem.] & Physics
An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action;
In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind;
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