- The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything,
or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of
bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
- An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical
action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
- In living organisms, the process by which the materials
of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and
- Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as,
absorption in some employment.