[ UK /ɐbsˈɔːpʃən/ ]
[ US /əbˈsɔɹpʃən, əbˈzɔɹpʃən/ ]
  1. (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules
  2. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
  3. (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
  4. complete attention; intense mental effort
  5. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  6. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
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How To Use absorption In A Sentence

  • The difference in the power of the system to absorb different substances, appropriate whatever can be utilized, and throw off whatever can not be used, is sometimes called idiosyncrasy, but more properly it may be called vital resistance, and upon the integrity of this power rests the ability to combat disease in all its forms, whether it be the absorption of any animal virus or the poison resulting from undigested food. Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say
  • Iron is absorbed in the proximal small intestine, where celiac manifestations are most prominent; hence, iron malabsorption is common.
  • For example, antacids, antibiotics, and oral contraceptives alter your body's absorption of several B vitamins.
  • Mercury is thermally desorbed from solid samples, trapped on an in-line gold trap, and subsequently determined by cold-vapour atomic absorption spectrometry.
  • After a cut on the face or an exudation into the lungs, the loose tissues and multiple vessels allow the proliferating cells to obtain rich nourishment; absorption can take place readily, and the part regains its normal condition entirely, while a bruise at the heel or at the withers finds a dense, inextensible tissue where the multiplying elements and exuded fluids choke up all communication, and the parts die Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
  • Add the vermouth, garlic and cayenne, boil the liquid away and start adding ladlefuls of the seaweed and saffron-flavoured vegetable stock, stirring vigorously all the while to aid absorption and prevent sticking.
  • Laboratory analysis is done on samples that are 100 ppb and below using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The Scientist
  • You can test their absorption rate by seeing if they dissolve almost entirely in white vinegar within 30 minutes.
  • Both of these ion changes result in water reabsorption from the airways and dehydration of mucus membranes.
  • Objective:To investigate the enhancing effect of some non-ionic surfactants on intestinal absorption of the main active components vitexin-2"-O- rhamnoside in Hawthorn Leaf total flavonoids.
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