Synonyms of absorption


1. absorption, soaking up, sorption

usage: (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid

2. absorption, natural process, natural action, action, activity

usage: (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"

3. assimilation, absorption, social process

usage: the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

4. assimilation, absorption, organic process, biological process

usage: the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

5. concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion, attention

usage: complete attention; intense mental effort

6. preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment, cognitive state, state of mind

usage: the mental state of being preoccupied by something

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