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Synonyms for absorption
æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-ab·sorp·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absorption, soaking upnoun

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

    preoccupancy, assimilation, concentration, engrossment, preoccupation, immersion, soaking up

  2. absorptionnoun

    (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"

    engrossment, preoccupancy, soaking up, preoccupation, assimilation, concentration, immersion

  3. assimilation, absorptionnoun

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

    preoccupancy, assimilation, concentration, engrossment, acculturation, preoccupation, immersion, soaking up

  4. assimilation, absorptionnoun

    the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

    preoccupancy, assimilation, concentration, engrossment, acculturation, preoccupation, immersion, soaking up

  5. concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersionnoun

    complete attention; intense mental effort

    immersion, dousing, submersion, submerging, ingress, assiduousness, preoccupancy, soaking up, ducking, assiduity, denseness, preoccupation, compactness, concentration, engrossment, intentness, assimilation, tightness, density, submergence

  6. preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossmentnoun

    the mental state of being preoccupied by something

    preoccupancy, assimilation, concentration, engrossment, intentness, preoccupation, immersion, soaking up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. absorptionnoun


  2. absorptionnoun

    engrossment, occupation, engagement, immersion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. absorptionnoun

    imbibition, engrossment

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. absorption

    Histology Direct staining,, Immunology Agglutinin absorption

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  1. Nicolas Veron:

    It's not that banks in other countries don't have problems, but in Italy it's more widespread, because you have lots of small banks that do not have the shock absorption capacity you find in bigger banks, a third of the banks that failed the ECB tests were Italian, but since then not much has happened.

  2. Margarita Rohr:

    Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by a poor diet, so aim to get more lean meat, fish, and dairy into your meals. But sometimes low levels are triggered by an absorption issue. If your diet is high in B12 but you shiver all the time, check in with your doctor for a vitamin B12 test. RELATED : 21 Important Facts About Vitamin B12 Deficiency You're a woman Find yourself in a constant battle with your spouse or male officemates for control of the thermostat ? Turns out that feeling cold really is a gendered condition. In general, women are better at conserving heat than men.

  3. Scott Faber:

    It's not news that things that you put on your skin are absorbed into the body, this study is the FDA's way of showing sunscreen manufacturers they need to do the studies to see if chemical absorption poses health risks.

  4. Kanade Shinkai:

    The concern is that we just dont know what the systemic [blood] absorption data mean.

  5. Lawrence Kileo:

    When the forest is logged or burned, not only does carbon absorption stop but the carbon stored in trees and other vegetation is released into the atmosphere, increasing the amount of climate-changing gases.

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Translations for absorption

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  • استيعابArabic
  • абсорбция, всмукване, поглъщанеBulgarian
  • absorpce, vstřebání, vstřebáváníCzech
  • Absorption, VertiefungGerman
  • απορρόφησηGreek
  • absorboEsperanto
  • concentración, absorciónSpanish
  • neeldumine, imendumineEstonian
  • uppoutuminen, imeytyminen, sulautuminen, absorptio, sulauttaminen, imeyttäminenFinnish
  • absorptionFrench
  • abszorpcióHungarian
  • 没頭, 吸収, 夢中, 併合, 吸い込みJapanese
  • 흡수Korean
  • effusioLatin
  • absorpsi, penyerapanMalay
  • absorptie, opnameDutch
  • zaabsorbowanie, absorpcja, absorbowanie, przyswajanie, pochłanianiePolish
  • absorção, concentraçãoPortuguese
  • absorbție, absorbireRomanian
  • абсорбция, впитывание, поглощение, поглощённость, всасываниеRussian
  • apsorpcija, апсорпцијаSerbo-Croatian
  • emmeTurkish

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