absorbed or absorbing

adjective engross the attention of.
absorb

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Absorbed — Absorb Ab*sorb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absorbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absorbing}.] [L. absorbere; ab + sorbere to suck in, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. absorber.] 1. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • absorb — [əb zɔ:b, sɔ:b] verb 1》 soak up (liquid or another substance). 2》 take in (information). 3》 assimilate (a lesser entity) into a larger one. 4》 use up (time or resources). 5》 reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact). 6》 [usu. as… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • absorb — ► VERB 1) soak up (liquid or another substance). 2) take in (information). 3) assimilate or take over (something less powerful). 4) use up (time or resources). 5) reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact). 6) (usu. as absorbed or …   English terms dictionary

  • absorbable — absorb ► VERB 1) soak up (liquid or another substance). 2) take in (information). 3) assimilate or take over (something less powerful). 4) use up (time or resources). 5) reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact). 6) (usu. as absorbed …   English terms dictionary

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