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absorption

noun [U]  /əbˈzɔrp·ʃən, æb-, -ˈsɔrp-/ us  

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
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