noun. 1. disregard for other beings, things, or concepts due to overwhelming interest in one specific being, thing or concept. 2. the process of drawing liquid and other absorbed matter into a cell via the plasma membrane. 3. in regards to physics, the change from one type of energy to another.
What is ABSORPTION?
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ABSORPTION: "Cheryl was so absorbed in the soap opera, she didn't hear the knock at the door, or her mother asking her to answer it."
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