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Absorption

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Abso'rption. n.s. [from absorb.] The act of swallowing up.

It was below the dignity of those sacred penmen, or the spirit of God that directed them, to shew us the causes of this disruption, or of this absorption; this is left to the enquiries of men. Burnet's Theory of the Earth.

Sources: Burnet, Thomas (45)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Absorption." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=916.


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