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[en-grohs-muh nt] /ɛnˈgroʊs mənt/
the act of engrossing.
the state of being engrossed or absorbed:
to read with engrossment.
an engrossed copy of a document.
Origin of engrossment
First recorded in 1520-30; engross + -ment
Related forms
self-engrossment, noun Unabridged
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  • Absorption, engrossment, full concern with subject matter for its own sake, nurture it.

  • Sleep, food, fresh air, everything was forgotten in the engrossment of work.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Her engrossment in her own reflection irritated him, so he did not look at her.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In 1876 it was lost by one vote; and in 1880 lost on engrossment.

  • It is then put in shape by the committee on engrossment, after which it is read a third time and finally passed.

    Government in the United States James Wilford Garner
  • Yes, in all the tumultuous pride and engrossment of that, there was no place—how could there be place?

    This Freedom A. S. M. Hutchinson
  • From prudence, natural inclination, and engrossment in other pursuits, Parmentier took no part in the political storm then raging.

  • There had been the engrossment of transcendent emotion in repelling the charge.

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
  • Finlay, indeed, it may be confessed at once, he and not his message was her engrossment from the beginning.

    The Imperialist (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • But, at the information received, Newt forgot his wrath in the engrossment of a sudden idea.

    The Code of the Mountains Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for engrossment


a deed or other document that has been engrossed
the state of being engrossed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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