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1. The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed.
2. A state of mental concentration.
[Latin absorptiō, absorptiōn-, from absorptus, past participle of absorbēre, to absorb; see absorb.]
ab·sorp′tive (-tĭv) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"|
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