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focused

adjective
variants: also focussed

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 having the mind fixed on something
  • was focused on the football game and didn't hear me knock

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2 not divided or scattered among several areas of interest or concern
  • a focused effort to provide shelter for the homeless during the winter

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focused

verb
variants: also focussed
past tense of focus

Synonyms of focused (Entry 2 of 2)

to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective
  • try to focus your attention on the task at hand

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“Focused.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/focused. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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