soaking up

noun
(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
Syn: ↑absorption
Derivationally related forms: ↑absorb (for: ↑absorption)
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑sorption
Hyponyms: ↑imbibition

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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