absorbed

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adjective ab·sorbed \əb-ˈsȯrbd, -ˈzȯrbd\

Definition of absorbed

  1. :  having one's attention wholly engaged or occupied … was so absorbed in the business of his journey that he never turned his head … — Thomas Hardy I was too absorbed in my own problems and too uninterested in politics to remember that it was also a momentous day in Washington. — Russell Baker

absorbedly

play \əb-ˈsȯr-bəd-lē, -ˈzȯr-\ adverb … but Miss Isaacs keeps the plot boiling, and mostly one is reading too absorbedly to notice. — Anna Shapiro

1722

First Known Use of absorbed

1722



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