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Re: AbsorPtion??

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.

Gary