Definition of absorbed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əbˈzɔːbd//
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈzɔːrbd//
; BrE BrE//əbˈsɔːbd//
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈsɔːrbd//
Showing interest
jump to other results
[not usually before noun] absorbed in something/somebody very interested in something/somebody so that you are not paying attention to anything else She seemed totally absorbed in her book. See related entries: Showing interestExtra examples A jigsaw puzzle can keep me absorbed for hours. He was totally absorbed in his book. absorbed in thought He was too absorbed in watching the game to notice. She soon became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: absorbed

Other results

All matches