[ ri-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp- ]
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  1. the destruction, disappearance, or dissolution of a tissue or part by biochemical activity, as the loss of bone or of tooth dentin.

  2. Also called re·ab·sorp·tion [ree-ab-sawrp-shuhn, -zawrp-] /ˌri æbˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/ . the selective uptake into the bloodstream of substances previously filtered out of the blood.

Origin of resorption

First recorded in 1810–20; re- + (ab)sorption; compare French résorption

Words Nearby resorption Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for resorption


/ (rɪˈsɔːpʃən) /

  1. the process of resorbing or the state of being resorbed

  2. geology the partial or complete remelting or dissolution of a mineral by magma, resulting from changes in temperature, pressure, or magma composition

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