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noun [U] (TAKING IN)   /əbˈzɔrp·ʃən, æb-, -ˈsɔrp-/
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).
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