engrossing

[ en-groh-sing ]
/ ɛnˈgroʊ sɪŋ /

adjective

fully occupying the mind or attention; absorbing: I'm reading the most engrossing book.

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Origin of engrossing

First recorded in 1475–85; engross + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM engrossing

en·gross·ing·ly, adverbnon·en·gross·ing, adjectivenon·en·gross·ing·ly, adverbun·en·gross·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for engrossing

engrossing
/ (ɪnˈɡrəʊsɪŋ) /

adjective

so interesting as to occupy one's attention completely; absorbing
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