engrossment

noun en·gross·ment \ in-ˈgrō-smənt , en- \

Definition of engrossment

1 : the act of engrossing
2 : the state of being absorbed or occupied : preoccupation

Examples of engrossment in a Sentence

  1. my engrossment in the video game made me lose track of time

First Known Use of engrossment

1526


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