absorption

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əbˈzɔːrən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/æbˈsɔrpʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ab sôrpshən, -zôrp-)



WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: The process of absorbing or being absorbed
Synonyms:
assimilation, digestion, osmosis, saturation, conversion , impregnation, penetration, fusion, intake , union , engorgement, consumption , ingestion, blending , swallowing up, taking in, imbibing, reception , retention , incorporation, appropriation, merging, ingurgitation, engulfment, bibulation, drinking in, suction, sopping up, soaking up, drying up, blotting up, sponging up, inhalation
Antonyms:
leaking, ejection, expulsion, discharge
Sense: Engrossment
Synonyms:
preoccupation, engrossment, immersion, reflection , involvement , concentration, fixation, study , studiousness, submersion, meditation, deep thought, contemplation, pensiveness, daydreaming
Antonyms:
inattention, boredom, absent mindedness

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