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Absorption

Similar term(s): absorb.

Definition:

The process of taking in. For a person or an animal, absorption is the process of a substance getting into the body through the eyes, skin, stomach, intestines, or lungs.

Source: ATSDR Glossary of Terms 

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In the context of electromagnetic radiation, absorption is the way the energy of the radiation – e.g. light – is taken up by matter. In this process, the electromagnetic energy is transformed to other forms of energy, for example, to heat.

Source: Greenfacts

Related words:

Biologic intake - Biologic uptake

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Absorption
Español: Absorción
Français: Absorption

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