Absorbing again. For example, the kidney selectively reabsorbs substances such as glucose, proteins, and sodium which it had already secreted into the renal tubules. These reabsorbed substances return to the blood.

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re·ab·sorp·tion -'sȯrp-shən, -'zȯrp- n the act, process, or condition of absorbing again or of being absorbed again

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re·ab·sorp·tion (re″ab-sorpґshən) 1. the act or process of absorbing again. 2. resorption.

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