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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabsorptionab‧sorp‧tion /əbˈsɔːpʃən, -ˈzɔːp- $ -ɔːr-/ noun [uncountable]  1 TAKE something FROM SOMEWHEREa process in which something takes in liquid, gas, or heatabsorption of the body’s absorption of iron2 JOIN AN ORGANIZATIONa process in which people or things become part of something largerabsorption of the absorption of Soviet immigrants into Israel3 INTERESTEDwhen you are very interested in somethingabsorption with/in I don’t understand James’ absorption with military history.
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absorptionFiver, as he listened, had shown a mixture of intense absorption and incredulous horror.Special noise absorption materials are even mixed with road asphalt and coat electric power lines here.the body's absorption of ironWhat if some one could undergo that absorption with a cool ... dare I say it? ... scientific rationale.And we do know that for some gravitational reason we've yet to fathom, the absorption effect is nullified below ground-level.Israel asked for a loan to help with the absorption of Soviet immigrants.absorption with/inInvitro studies have shown impairment of bile acid absorption in the ileal mucosa of patients with cystic fibrosis.This must be rectified because a higher phosphorus level will interfere with calcium absorption in the horse's gut creating further problems.The Darkfall absorption in that Leeds factory didn't turn him completely insane like the others.Following absorption in the intestinal tract, potassium is partially filtered from the plasma by the kidneys.This suggests a discrepancy in absorption in both the large and small bowel.I did notice that Eva's absorption in the particulars of Dad's life had waned.What if some one could undergo that absorption with a cool ... dare I say it? ... scientific rationale.Total absorption in his passion could submerge him far below the surface of mere time.
From Longman Business Dictionaryabsorptionab‧sorp‧tion /əbˈsɔːpʃən, -ˈzɔːp--ɔːr-/ noun [uncountable] when a larger organization takes control of a smaller oneThe chain’s absorption by its rival will lead to the loss of over 1,000 jobs.
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