Origin of absorption
Related formshy·per·ab·sorp·tion, nounin·ter·ab·sorp·tion, nounnon·ab·sorp·tion, nouno·ver·ab·sorp·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for absorption
The progress of absorption is measured in decades, even centuries.
The absorption of the liquid begins almost immediately, and, consequently, the level lowers.
Swell up slowly and enlarge, through the absorption of water.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
If the solution is dilute its absorption is rapid and it operates very energetically.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
British Dictionary definitions for absorption
- normal assimilation by the tissues of the products of digestion
- the passage of a gas, fluid, drug, etc, through the mucous membranes or skin