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Synonyms for absorption

Synonyms for absorption

the process of absorbing and incorporating, especially mentally

total occupation of the attention or of the mind

Synonyms for absorption

(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another

(physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium

the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

the mental state of being preoccupied by something

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In the absorption of nature, her companions passed out of her mind, even as they sometimes passed out of her sight in the windings of the shadowy trail.
HOLGRAVE, plunging into his tale with the energy and absorption natural to a young author, had given a good deal of action to the parts capable of being developed and exemplified in that manner.
While this passed, Hester Prynne had been standing on her pedestal, still with a fixed gaze towards the stranger -- so fixed a gaze that, at moments of intense absorption, all other objects in the visible world seemed to vanish, leaving only him and her.
Sometimes he felt as if he had found the clue to his father-in-law's absorption in trifles; perhaps even Mr.
She was drawn to dwell upon these matters more than was natural, in the first place owing to her mother's absorption in them, and in the second because a great part of her time was spent in imagination with the dead, since she was helping her mother to produce a life of the great poet.
He saw that others were observing Lydgate's strange unlikeness to himself, and it occurred to him that merely to touch his elbow and call him aside for a moment might rouse him from his absorption.
That their entrance had not been noted was attributed by Gahan to the absorption of the two players and their friends in the game.
The third term is truly distinctive, as it results in net absorption being not simply obtained as a superposition of absorptions due to discrete and continuum terms, albeit mutually influencing each other; this term represents a shift of absorption intensity, or, in other words, it diminishes the intensity on one side of the discrete term's position, and increases it by the same amount on the other side.
The ability of a compound filled with a high structure carbon black, N-472, to sustain very high currents without correspondingly high fluid absorptions (table 3, run 13) may indicate that high structure blacks hold a network together better than lower structure carbon blacks.