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Adjective
Intensely preoccupied with, or by, a given topic, activity or emotion
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“Every medieval craftsman was completely absorbed in his work, to which he was subjected to a far greater extent than the modern worker whose work is a matter of indifference to him.”
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Very interested in, or fascinated by, something
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“She walked up the stairs, absorbed by the intricate wall frescoes.”
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Very entertained by or with something
“She was all absorbed with the music. Marcia had placed herself where the light from the window fell full across her face, and every flitting expression as she followed the undulant sounds was visible.”
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Having been soaked up or incorporated into a whole or larger body
“If you bake it, as I do here, more of the absorbed marinade will remain in the finished dish than if you grill it.”
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Forgetful or careless due to distraction
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Attached to someone or something in a neurotic or pathological manner
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Experiencing or marked by overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement
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Devoted completely to one object
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Physically and mentally dependent on something (or someone)
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Heavily occupied, or busily involved in an important activity
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To have involved or engaged in deeply
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“The virtuoso's deft skill would completely absorb Martha who stared in amazement.”
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To have understood or accepted the validity of
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“The speech was inspiring, and the speaker's choice of words was easy to absorb.”
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Past tense for to physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“When the fog settles upon vegetables, the leaves and other surfaces of these plants then absorb the water.”
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Past tense for to assimilate into a body, structure or system
“Heads have agreed to a merger whereby a new entity will absorb the two banks.”
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Past tense for to use, empty or drain completely
“The inefficient and time-consuming process can quickly absorb resources on the system.”
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Past tense for to endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
“It is an inspiring tale of man's fortitude and ability to absorb hardship.”
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Past tense for to pay for the costs of
“The company will absorb costs for food and accommodation during your business trip.”
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Past tense for to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“The muscles, tendons, bones, and joints of the foot and the lower leg function to absorb the impact of the landing.”
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