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From Latin absorptiō (drink, beverage), from absorbeō (absorb), from both ab- (from, away from, off), from ab (from, away from, on, in), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away), + and from sorbeō (I suck in, drink up), from Proto-Italic *sorβeō (to suck in), from Proto-Indo-European *srobʰéyeti (to be sipping, sucking), from *srebʰ- (to sip, gulp, suck (in)) and *-éyeti, from *-yeti (creates transitive imperfective verbs).


  • IPA(key): /absɔrpˈʃuːn/, /apsɔrpˈʃuːn/
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  • Rhymes: -uːn
  • Hyphenation: ab‧sorp‧sjon


absorpsjon m (definite singular absorpsjonen, indefinite plural absorpsjoner, definite plural absorpsjonene)

  1. (physics, biology) an absorption (the imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action)
    absorpsjon av stråling
    absorption of radiation
    • 1956, Ellen Gleditsch, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, page 101:
      [Lavoisier] brente substansen i et kjent volum luft eller oksygen over kvikksølv, bestemte mengden av kulldioksyd ved absorpsjon i kaliumhydroksyd, og kunne da regne ut mengden av vann
      [Lavoisier] burned the substance in a known volume of air or oxygen over mercury, determined the amount of carbon dioxide by absorption in potassium hydroxide, and could then calculate the amount of water
    • 2007 March 23, su.hio.no:
      nesten all absorpsjon av næringsstoffer finner sted i tynntarmen
      almost all absorption of nutrients takes place in the small intestine
    • 08.12.2013, dagsavisen.no, page X:
      i samsvar med naturloven om absorbsjon av gasser i væsker (Henrys lov) har også CO2 i atmosfæren økt som avgassing fra havet
      in accordance with the law of nature on the absorption of gases in liquids (Henry's law), CO2 in the atmosphere has also increased as degassing from the sea
    Synonym: kjemisk absorpsjon
  2. an absorption (the act or process of absorbing or of being absorbed as)
  3. an absorption (mental assimilation or occupation of the mind)
  4. (pharmacology, pharmacokinetics) the uptake of a compound (usually a drug) into an organism


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From Latin absorptio


absorpsjon m (definite singular absorpsjonen, indefinite plural absorpsjonar, definite plural absorpsjonane)

  1. absorption