Posted by Gary Martin on November 01, 2000
In Reply to: AbsorPtion?? posted by Robert M. Moore on October 31, 2000
: The verb is spelled absorb - with a B on the end of it. The process is absorption - with a P where the B used to be. I have been told there is an interesting reason for the P usage. Can anyone tell me why the P is substituted?
I don't think there's any special reason for this.
Absorp and absorpt were alternative spellings of absorb and absorbed. They have gone out of use but absorption hasn't.