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absorption

noun
     
ab‧sorp‧tion [uncountable]
1 a process in which something takes in liquid, gas, or heat
absorption of
the body's absorption of iron
2 a process in which people or things become part of something larger
absorption of
the absorption of Soviet immigrants into Israel
3 when you are very interested in something
absorption with/in
I don't understand James' absorption with military history.

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