engrossed


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en·gross

 (ĕn-grōs′)
tr.v. en·grossed, en·gross·ing, en·gross·es
1. To occupy exclusively; absorb: a novel that engrosses every reader.
2. To acquire most or all of (a commodity); monopolize (a market).
3.
a. To write or transcribe in a large, clear hand.
b. To write or print the final draft of (an official document).

[Middle English engrossen, to collect in large quantity, monopolize, from Old French engrossier, from en gros, in large quantity : en, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + gros, large; see gross. Sense 3, from Middle English engrossen, to make a finished copy of a legal document, from Anglo-Norman engrosser, from Medieval Latin ingrossāre : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + grossa, a copy in a large hand (from Late Latin grossus, thick).]

en·gross′er n.
en·gross′ment n.
Synonyms: engross, absorb, consume, preoccupy
These verbs mean to possess or control exclusively: Her reading engrosses her. Studying absorbs all my time. Fear has consumed her. Financial worries preoccupied him.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.engrossed - giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
2.engrossed - written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
written - set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"

engrossed

adjective absorbed, lost, involved, occupied, deep, engaged, gripped, fascinated, caught up, intrigued, intent, preoccupied, immersed, riveted, captivated, enthralled, rapt He didn't notice because he was too engrossed in his work.
Translations
يَسْتَغْرِق في
pohlcenýponořený
fordybet i
elmélyedt
niîursokkinn í
įsigilinęspasinėręs
iegrimis
dalmışgömülmüş

engrossed

[ɪnˈgrəʊst] ADJabsorto
to be engrossed in work/reading/one's thoughtsestar absorto en el trabajo/la lectura/los pensamientos
to become engrossed in [+ activity] → dedicarse por completo a

engrossed

[ɪnˈgrəʊst] adjabsorbé(e)
engrossed in [+ work, game] → absorbé(e) par; [+ book] → plongé(e) dans
engrossed in conversation → absorbé(e) par la conversation

engrossed

[ɪnˈgrəʊst] adj engrossed inassorto/a in, immerso/a in, preso/a da

engrossed

(inˈgrəust) adjective
(often with in) having one's attention and interest completely taken up. He is completely engrossed in his work.
References in classic literature ?
But it was all planned, and I was so engrossed in thinking of the ancient treasures I hope to find that I never thought of a possible trick.
The former was too much engrossed with his precious and nearly insensible burden, to be aware of their intentions before they were executed; and the latter, who considered even the hostile tribes of the Delawares a superior race of beings, submitted without resistance.
This envelope had the air of an official record of some period long past, when clerks engrossed their stiff and formal chirography on more substantial materials than at present.
The dark ocean and swelling waters were nothing; the fears of being swallowed up by some dreadful tempest, or dashed upon hidden rocks, with all the other ordinary subjects of fearful contemplation, seemed scarcely entitled to a moment's thought; the dismal looking wreck, and the horrid aspect and revenge of the whale, wholly engrossed my reflections, until day again made its appearance.
Weston, who had been almost wholly engrossed by her attentions to him, was able to turn away and welcome her dear Emma.
He and I have been at times thrown a good deal together, while you have been wholly engrossed on the most affectionate principle by my mother.
Micawber (who was a thoroughly good-natured man, and as active a creature about everything but his own affairs as ever existed, and never so happy as when he was busy about something that could never be of any profit to him) set to work at the petition, invented it, engrossed it on an immense sheet of paper, spread it out on a table, and appointed a time for all the club, and all within the walls if they chose, to come up to his room and sign it.
I believe he had been knighted himself for storming the English grammar at the point of the pen, in a desperate address engrossed on vellum, on the occasion of the laying of the first stone of some building or other, and for handing some Royal Personage either the trowel or the mortar.
One bright summer's morning Silas had been more engrossed than usual in "setting up" a new piece of work, an occasion on which his scissors were in requisition.
One of the chaplains, who acted as clerks to the chapter, immediately engrossed the order in a huge volume, which contained the proceedings of the Templar Knights when solemnly assembled on such occasions; and when he had finished writing, the other read aloud the sentence of the Grand Master, which, when translated from the Norman-French in which it was couched, was expressed as follows.
I was surprised to find corruption grown so high and so quick in that empire, by the force of luxury so lately introduced; which made me less wonder at many parallel cases in other countries, where vices of all kinds have reigned so much longer, and where the whole praise, as well as pillage, has been engrossed by the chief commander, who perhaps had the least title to either.
The desire of getting out of the reach of the Galles made us press forward with great expedition, and, indeed, fear having entirely engrossed our minds, we were perhaps less sensible of all our labours and difficulties; so violent an apprehension of one danger made us look on many others with unconcern; our pains at last found some intermission at the foot of the mountains of Duan, the frontier of Abyssinia, which separates it from the country of the Moors, through which we had travelled.