Definition of Absorbed in English :

Define Absorbed in English

Absorbed meaning in English

Meaning of Absorbed in English

Pronunciation of Absorbed in English

Absorbed pronunciation in English

Pronounce Absorbed in English


see synonyms of absorbed


1. absorbed, captive, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped

giving or marked by complete attention to

Example Sentences:
'that engrossed look or rapt delight'
'then wrapped in dreams'
'so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred'
'rapt with wonder'
'wrapped in thought'

2. absorbed

retained without reflection

Example Sentences:
'the absorbed light intensity'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of absorbed
engrossed; deeply interested

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see synonyms of absorbed
taken in, sucked up, assimilated, etc.
greatly interested; wholly occupied
absorbed in reading

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see synonyms of absorbed
tr.v. ab·sorbed, ab·sorb·ing, ab·sorbs
1. To take (something) in through or as through pores or interstices.
a. To occupy the attention, interest, or time of; engross: The problem completely absorbed her. See Synonyms at engross.
b. To take up or occupy (one's time or interest, for example).
3. To retain (radiation or sound, for example) wholly, without reflection or transmission.
4. To take in; assimilate: immigrants who were absorbed into the social mainstream.
5. To learn; acquire: "Matisse absorbed the lesson and added to it a new language of color" (Peter Plagen).
6. To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil: a fabric that absorbs sound; a bumper that absorbs impact.
7. To assume or pay for (a cost or costs).
8. To endure; accommodate: couldn't absorb the additional hardships.
9. To use up; consume: The project has absorbed all of our department's resources.

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