absorbed

[ ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd ]
/ æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd /

adjective

deeply interested or involved; preoccupied: He had an absorbed look on his face.

Origin of absorbed

First recorded in 1755–65; absorb + -ed2

Related forms

ab·sorb·ed·ly [ab-sawr-bid-lee, -zawr-] /æbˈsɔr bɪd li, -ˈzɔr-/, adverbab·sorb·ed·ness, nounun·ab·sorbed, adjectivewell-ab·sorbed, adjective
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absorbed

/ (əbˈsɔːbd, -ˈzɔːbd) /

adjective

engrossed; deeply interested

Derived Forms

absorbedly (əbˈsɔːbɪdlɪ, -ˈzɔː-), adverb
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