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.

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."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ABSORPTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/absorption/ (accessed October 4, 2022).


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