Absorbed

  • 1 absorbed — adj. 1. 1 wholly absorbed as in thought that engrossed look that absorbed and rapt delight Syn: engrossed, intent, rapt, wrapped [WordNet 1.5] 2. not allowed to pass through; said of radiant waves such as light the absorbed light intensity… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 absorbed — [absôrbd′, əbsôrbd′, abzôrbd′, əbzôrbd′] adj. 1. taken in, sucked up, assimilated, etc. 2. greatly interested; wholly occupied [absorbed in reading] …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 absorbed — index internal, oblivious, pensive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 absorbed — *intent, engrossed, rapt Analogous words: immersed (see DIP): riveted (see SECURE vb): fixed, fastened (see FASTEN) Antonyms: distracted Contrasted words: absent, absentminded, distraught, *abstracted: wandering, straying, rambling (see WANDER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 absorbed — [adj] being completely occupied mentally captivated, consumed, deep in thought, engaged, engrossed, fascinated, fixed, gone*, head over heels*, held, immersed, intent, involved, lost, preoccupied, rapt, really into*, up to here*, wrapped up*;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 absorbed — adj. 1) deeply, completely, thoroughly, totally absorbed 2) absorbed by, with; in (she was absorbed by/with the problem; the children were absorbed in their homework; absorbed in thought) * * * [əb zɔːbd] completely thoroughly totally absorbed… …

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  • 7 Absorbed — Absorb Ab*sorb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absorbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absorbing}.] [L. absorbere; ab + sorbere to suck in, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. absorber.] 1. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 absorbed — ab|sorbed [ əb sɔrbd, əb zɔrbd ] adjective so interested or involved in something that you do not notice anything else: She seemed completely absorbed. absorbed in: Richard is totally absorbed in his book. => SELF ABSORBED …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 absorbed — [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)bd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, usu ADJ in/by n If you are absorbed in something or someone, you are very interested in them and they take up all your attention and energy. They were completely absorbed in each other... He had… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 absorbed — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)bd] / US [əbˈsɔrbd] / US [əbˈzɔrbd] adjective so interested or involved in something that you do not notice anything else She seemed completely absorbed. absorbed in: Richard was totally absorbed in his book. See: self absorbed …

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  • 11 absorbed — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem ▪ become, get ▪ keep sb ▪ A crossword can keep me absorbed for ho …

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  • 12 absorbed — Synonyms and related words: absent, absentminded, absorbed in, abstracted, bemused, buried, buried in, buried in thought, castle building, caught up in, concentrating, contemplating, contemplative, daydreaming, daydreamy, deep, devoted, devoted… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 absorbed — absorbedly /ab sawr bid lee, zawr /, adv. absorbedness, n. /ab sawrbd , zawrbd /, adj. deeply interested or involved; preoccupied: He had an absorbed look on his face. [1755 65; ABSORB + ED2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 Absorbed — 1. In a general business sense, when a cost is treated as an expense instead of being passed on to the customer in the form of higher prices. 2. In underwriting, when an issue has been completely sold to the public. 3. In mergers, when an… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 15 absorbed — Used in context of general equities. securities are absorbed as long as there are corresponding orders to buy and sell. The market has reached the absorption point when further assimilation is impossible without an adjustment in price. Bloomberg… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 absorbed — [əbˈzɔːbd] adj completely interested or involved in something Richard was totally absorbed in his book.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 absorbed —   1. Imbibed. Omo ia.   2. Occupied. Lilo loa, papau.    ♦ Pleasantly absorbed, mili nanea, nanea, mili mili nanea; kili opu (as in love making) …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 absorbed — adj. intensely engaged or interested (he was absorbed in his work). Derivatives: absorbedly adv …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 absorbed — adjective a) fully occupied with ones thoughts; engrossed b) taken in by a body without reflection …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 absorbed — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Soaked up] Syn. assimilated, taken in, taken into, taken up, soaked up, swallowed up, consumed, lost, drunk, imbibed, dissolved, fused, united, vaporized, incorporated into, amalgamated, interfused, impregnated into,… …

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