One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The process of gradually destroying something, or of wasting away.
Early 17th century. From classical Latin absūmptiōn-, absūmptiō action of using up or spending (2nd or 3rd cent. a.d.), in post-classical Latin also destruction, wasting away from absūmpt-, past participial stem of absūmere + -iō.
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