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 ?
For which reason Bella's eyes drooped more engrossedly over her book, and she turned the page with an air of profound absorption in it.