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  Words related to absorption

Related / Similar Words: preoccupation, preoccupancy, engrossment, concentration, immersion, soaking up, assimilation

 

Definition:
  • the mental state of being preoccupied by something;
  • complete attention; intense mental effort;
  • (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid;
  • (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";
  • the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion;
  • the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another;

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    Hyponyms: abstractedness, abstraction, absentmindedness, focus, focusing, focussing, direction, centering, specialism, study, imbibition, malabsorption, Americanization, Americanisation, Europeanization, Europeanisation, Westernization, Westernisation

     

    Part Meronyms: extinction

     

    Derivational Morphology: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, engage, occupy, preoccupy, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, suck, imbibe, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up, assimilate, ingest

     

    Language Translations:
    Bulgarian: абсорбция   Chinese: 吸收  
    Croatian: apsorpcija   Dutch: absorptie  
    Finnish: imeytyminen   French: absorption  
    German: Absorption   Hebrew: קליטה  
    Indonesian: absorpsi   Interlingua: absorption  
    Italian: assorbimento   Japanese: 吸収  
    Norwegian: inn-   Polish: absorpcja  
    Portuguese: absorção   Russian: всасывание  
    Spanish: absorción   Swedish: absorption  
     
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