Definition of absorbed in English:



  • [predicative] Intensely engaged; engrossed.

    ‘she sat in an armchair, absorbed in a book’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the center of the court, Sara unselfconsciously peeled off her street clothes to total, absorbed silence.’
    • ‘She describes her father as similarly absorbed as she was growing up.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fisher took no notice and continued his absorbed interest in what was going on.’
    • ‘Jan and Anna remain relatively two-dimensional characters because this novel is an absorbed study of the masculine mind.’
    • ‘If I recall, you were kind of absorbed with Mikey.’
    • ‘Calypso hung her head as if absorbed by the address in her fist.’
    • ‘Frescoes of demons and spirits writhe across the walls of its prayer halls, and the drone of absorbed monks fills dim rooms and corridors.’
    • ‘How could it be any different when Murray is so absorbed by life in control of Rangers?’
    • ‘The youth, still carrying the regiment's colors, was an absorbed spectator.’
    • ‘Completely absorbed, Rolando glided across the dance floor with her in his arms.’
    • ‘Yet, there are moments when he is completely absorbed.’