Definition of Absorbing in English :

Define Absorbing in English

Absorbing meaning in English

Meaning of Absorbing in English

Pronunciation of Absorbing in English

Absorbing pronunciation in English

Pronounce Absorbing in English


see synonyms of absorbing


1. absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting

capable of arousing and holding the attention

Example Sentences:
'a fascinating story'

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see synonyms of absorbing
occupying one's interest or attention; engrossing; gripping

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see synonyms of absorbing
very interesting; engrossing
an absorbing tale

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see synonyms of absorbing
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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