absorbing

[ ab-sawr-bing, -zawr- ]
/ æbˈsɔr bɪŋ, -ˈzɔr- /

adjective

extremely interesting; deeply engrossing: an absorbing drama.

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Origin of absorbing

First recorded in 1745–55; absorb + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM absorbing

ab·sorb·ing·ly, adverbnon·ab·sorb·ing, adjectiveun·ab·sorb·ing, adjectiveun·ab·sorb·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for absorbing

absorbing
/ (əbˈsɔːbɪŋ, -ˈzɔːb-) /

adjective

occupying one's interest or attention; engrossing; gripping

Derived forms of absorbing

absorbingly, adverb
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