absorption absorption  /əb ˈzɔrp ʃən/


  1. (n) (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  2. (n) (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
  3. (n) the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  4. (n) the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
  5. (n) complete attention; intense mental effort
  6. (n) the mental state of being preoccupied by something


  1. Perhaps remorseful about the lost child and distanced by his absorption with his work his only real passion and his growing fame, Mileva became increasingly unhappy.
  2. Its absorption by Panama was the first step in a process that will give that country control of the Big Ditch by the year 2000.
  3. It restores a personal, lyric dimension to folk music, cuts through the smugness and self-absorption that have characterized it for too long.


  1. Polyphenylene Sulfide facilitates food handling applications.

    Suited for extrusion and injection molding, Fortron® FX4382T1 PPS complies with FDA and EU food-contact regulations. This unreinforced grade is formulated to deliver long-term durability over life of components found in food handling applications, including conveyor systems for food processing. Exhibiting hydrolysis resistance as well as moisture absorption of <0.05%, product supports continuous ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Future of MedCentral

    An absorption of MedCentral Health System into the OhioHealth family will result in a new medical office building and 20 new primary care physicians in Richland County during the next three years, according to David Eichinger, chairman of the MedCentral B
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Mansfield News Journal

  3. Independent Pharmacy Cooperative to Distribute Promescent, Topical Medication for Premature Ejaculation

    Absorption Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) to distribute it's premier product, Promescent, nationwide through IPC's 4,500+ member pharmacies. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10831890.htm
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "Growing globalization of trade and the economy would facilitate the absorption of shocks in the United States," Greenspan said.
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: United Press International

  2. "We lose many photons by scattering in the atmosphere and absorption," Zeilinger said. "Only about one in ten million arrive on the other side."
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Anton Zeilinger Source: National Geographic

  3. "From carbon fiber technology used for shock absorption to custom-fitted sockets made from resilient polycarbonates, plastics are a vital part of the innovative, active prostheses that are used by disabled athletes in the Paralympics and any sports...
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Steve Russell Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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