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self′-ab·sorp′tion (-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-) n.
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1. preoccupation with oneself to the exclusion of others or the outside world
2. (General Physics) physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself
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|Noun||1.||self-absorption - preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else|
navel-gazing, omphaloskepsis - literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
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