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Absorption vs. Desorption

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Absorptionnoun

The act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as,

Desorptionnoun

The process in which atomic or molecular species leave the surface of a solid and escape into the surroundings; the reverse of absorption or adsorption.

Absorptionnoun

(obsolete) engulfing; swallowing up, as of bodies or land.

Desorptionnoun

changing from an adsorbed state on a surface to a gaseous or liquid state

Absorptionnoun

assimilate; incorporation.

‘the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger’; ‘the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool’;

Desorptionnoun

the release of an adsorbed substance from a surface

‘cholesterol desorption from cell membranes’;

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Absorptionnoun

the imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action, of radiant energy; the process of being neutrons being absorbed by the nucleus; interception.

‘the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.’;

Desorption

Desorption is a phenomenon whereby a substance is released from or through a surface. The process is the opposite of sorption (that is, either adsorption or absorption).

Absorptionnoun

(physiology) in living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs; taking in by various means, such as by osmosis.

Absorptionnoun

Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind.

‘absorption in some employment''’;

Absorptionnoun

Mental assimilation.

Absorptionnoun

(electrical engineering) The retaining of electrical energy for a short time after it has been introduced to the dielectric.

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Absorptionnoun

The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.

Absorptionnoun

An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.

Absorptionnoun

In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.

Absorptionnoun

Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

Absorptionnoun

(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid

Absorptionnoun

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

‘the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules’;

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Absorptionnoun

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

Absorptionnoun

the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

Absorptionnoun

complete attention; intense mental effort

Absorptionnoun

the mental state of being preoccupied by something

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