Definition of "absorption" []

  • The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed. (noun)
  • A state of mental concentration. (noun)
  • The process of absorbing or the state of being absorbed (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Normal assimilation by the tissues of the products of digestion (noun)
  • The passage of a gas, fluid, drug, etc, through the mucous membranes or skin (noun)
  • A reduction of the intensity of any form of radiated energy as a result of energy conversion in a medium, such as the conversion of sound energy into heat (noun)
  • The process of removing superfluous antibodies or antigens from a mixture using a reagent (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "absorption" in a sentence
  • "It is only when _absorption_ takes place that heat is thus produced: and heat is always a result of absorption."
  • "Skin absorption is more likely to occur if you use highly concentrated formulas of DEET, if it is applied to broken or irritated skin; or with repeated applications."
  • "Administration of substances that absorb toxins and further prevent their absorption is also useful in early cases."