absorption - definitions and synonyms

absorption noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid

    Synonyms:

    soaking up
  2. English Meaning: 

    : (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium

    Example Sentenses:

    • the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules

  3. English Meaning: 

    : the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

    Synonyms:

    assimilation
  4. English Meaning: 

    : the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

    Synonyms:

    assimilation
  5. English Meaning: 

    : complete attention; intense mental effort

  6. English Meaning: 

    : the mental state of being preoccupied by something