Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun absorption

6 senses of absorption

Sense 1
absorption, soaking up -- ((chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid)
       => sorption -- (the process in which one substance takes up or holds another (by either absorption or adsorption))

Sense 2
absorption -- ((physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium; "the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules")
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 3
assimilation, absorption -- (the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another)
       => social process -- (a process involved in the formation of groups of persons)

Sense 4
assimilation, absorption -- (the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion)
       => organic process, biological process -- (a process occurring in living organisms)

Sense 5
concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion -- (complete attention; intense mental effort)
       => attention -- (the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention")

Sense 6
preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment -- (the mental state of being preoccupied by something)
       => cognitive state, state of mind -- (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

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