absorbed

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

Definition of absorbed

: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

First Known Use of absorbed

1722



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