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[en-grohs-muh nt]
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  1. the act of engrossing.
  2. the state of being engrossed or absorbed: to read with engrossment.
  3. an engrossed copy of a document.
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Origin of engrossment

First recorded in 1520–30; engross + -ment
Related formsself-en·gross·ment, noun
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Historical Examples

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

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • In 1876 it was lost by one vote; and in 1880 lost on engrossment.

  • In his engrossment with the brute he did not seem to have heard the challenge.

  • 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

  • They were eyes that, for all their seeming of a theorist's engrossment, missed little.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry

    Charles Neville Buck

British Dictionary definitions for engrossment


  1. a deed or other document that has been engrossed
  2. the state of being engrossed
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