absumption

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin absumptionem. Compare absume.

Noun[edit]

absumption (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Gradual destruction or disintegration; wasting away.
    • 1658: Christians abhorred this way of obsequies [...]; affecting rather a depositure than absumption, and properly submitting unto the sentence of God — Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 6)