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absorptionnoun [U]

 us   /əbˈzɔrp·ʃən, æb-, -ˈsɔrp-/

absorption noun [U] (TAKING IN)

physics the process by which a substance or object takes in a liquid, gas, waves, or chemical and makes it a part of itself: Using a special numerical procedure, they calculated the absorption spectrum (= the range of light waves that are left when some have been absorbed by something that they passed through).

absorption noun [U] (ATTENTION)

the condition of giving your complete attention to something
Translations of “absorption”
in Chinese (Traditional) 吸收…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吸收…
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