Definition of ABSORPTION

noun : ABSORPTION

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

    ) (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" ;


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