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Definition of absorption noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//‑ˈzɔrp‑//
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  1. 1the process of a liquid, gas, or other substance being taken in Vitamin D is necessary to aid the absorption of calcium from food.
  2. 2the process of a smaller group, country, etc. becoming part of a larger group or country the absorption of immigrants into the host country
  3. 3absorption (in something) the fact of someone being very interested in something so that it takes all their attention His work suffered because of his total absorption in sports.
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