fiz. Usisavanje, upijanje, primanje u sebe (supr.: emisija);
fiziol. Prolazak svarene hrane kroz crevnu sluzokožu u krvotok, čin kojim se u želucu završava varenje hrane;
fig. Potpuna zauzetost (poslom, mislima i sl.).
ETYM Latin absorptio, from absorbere. Related to Absorb.
1. The social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
2. The process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion
3. Complete attention; intense mental effort
4. The mental state of being preoccupied by something
Movement of one part of a thing into another
Movement or slipping of a part into another, especially of small into large intestine.
Infolding of one section of the bowel into another, usually seen in little children. It causes obstruction of the bowel and may lead to gangrene. The treatment is by surgery.