en·​gross·​ment | \ in-ˈgrō-smənt How to pronounce engrossment (audio) , en- \

Definition of engrossment

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

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my engrossment in the video game made me lose track of time
Recent Examples on the Web Mixed and even negative opinions can serve as control rods for the fission of overly pious engrossment. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 Religion reminded a commercially minded people about the things of the spirit and prevented them from succumbing to an excessive engrossment in material things. Daniel J. Mahoney, National Review, 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of engrossment

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Engrossment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engrossment. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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