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absorbed

[ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd] /æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd/
adjective
1.
deeply interested or involved; preoccupied:
He had an absorbed look on his face.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; absorb + -ed2
Related forms
absorbedly
[ab-sawr-bid-lee, -zawr-] /æbˈsɔr bɪd li, -ˈzɔr-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
absorbedness, noun
unabsorbed, adjective
well-absorbed, adjective
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absorbed

/əbˈsɔːbd; -ˈzɔːbd/
adjective
1.
engrossed; deeply interested
Derived Forms
absorbedly (əbˈsɔːbɪdlɪ; -ˈzɔː-) adverb
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