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absorbed

[ ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd ]
/ æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd /

adjective

deeply interested or involved; preoccupied: He had an absorbed look on his face.

Origin of absorbed

First recorded in 1755–65; absorb + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM absorbed

ab·sorb·ed·ly [ab-sawr-bid-lee, -zawr-] /æbˈsɔr bɪd li, -ˈzɔr-/, adverbab·sorb·ed·ness, nounun·ab·sorbed, adjectivewell-ab·sorbed, adjective

Definition for absorbed (2 of 2)

absorb
[ ab-sawrb, -zawrb ]
/ æbˈsɔrb, -ˈzɔrb /

verb (used with object)

Origin of absorb

1480–90; < Latin absorbēre, equivalent to ab- ab- + sorbēre to suck in, swallow

OTHER WORDS FROM absorb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH absorb

absorb adsorb
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