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engrossing

adjective

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engrossing

verb
present participle of engross

Synonyms & Antonyms of engrossing (Entry 2 of 2)

to hold the attention of
  • a mystery story that will engross readers all the way to the surprise ending

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The first known use of engrossing was in 1749

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“Engrossing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/engrossing. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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