Definition of absorbed in English:


Pronunciation: /əbˈsôrbd//əbˈzôrbd/


  • [predicative] Intensely engaged; engrossed.

    ‘she sat in an armchair, absorbed in a book’
    • ‘Calypso hung her head as if absorbed by the address in her fist.’
    • ‘The youth, still carrying the regiment's colors, was an absorbed spectator.’
    • ‘How could it be any different when Murray is so absorbed by life in control of Rangers?’
    • ‘Completely absorbed, Rolando glided across the dance floor with her in his arms.’
    • ‘Somehow some part of her interacted with the world outside her absorbed mind, giving half comments in reply to Adam, barely aware of his comings and goings.’
    • ‘Frescoes of demons and spirits writhe across the walls of its prayer halls, and the drone of absorbed monks fills dim rooms and corridors.’
    • ‘She describes her father as similarly absorbed as she was growing up.’
    • ‘If I recall, you were kind of absorbed with Mikey.’
    • ‘In the center of the court, Sara unselfconsciously peeled off her street clothes to total, absorbed silence.’
    • ‘Jan and Anna remain relatively two-dimensional characters because this novel is an absorbed study of the masculine mind.’
    • ‘Yet, there are moments when he is completely absorbed.’
    • ‘Fisher took no notice and continued his absorbed interest in what was going on.’
    • ‘The guys had come in earlier to go to bed, but in my absorbed state of mind, the moment seemed to fizzle away into the realms of my mind where factual and fictional seemed to be one and the same.’