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ab·sorp·tion

absorption

 
pronunciation:
b zorp shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of soaking up or absorbing.
A sponge is useful for the absorption of water.
definition 2: the state of having all of one's interest and attention taken up by one activity.
His absorption in the book was so complete that he forgot to eat.
derivation: absorptive (adj.)