Synonyms for absorbed

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd

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Définition of absorbed

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Middle French absorber (Old French assorbir, 13c.), from Latin absorbere "to swallow up," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + sorbere "suck in," from PIE root *srebh- "to suck, absorb" (cf. Armenian arbi "I drank," Greek rhopheo "to sup greedily up, gulp down," Lithuanian srebiu "to drink greedily"). Figurative meaning "to completely grip (one's) attention" is from 1763. Related: Absorbed; absorbing.
  • adj being completely occupied mentally
Example sentences :
  • He stood in deep shadow and the girl had been too absorbed in the play to note his coming.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • He sat for some minutes in silence, and closed his eyes as if absorbed in thought.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • They absorbed her atmosphere and after each followed a period of mental asphyxy.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • They strolled together up the road past him, absorbed in themselves.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • She was so absorbed in her intense enjoyment that she forgot all about the old Colonel.
  • Extract from : « The Little Colonel » by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • But it was his right ear that absorbed my attention—or rather, what was left of his right ear.
  • Extract from : « The Underdog » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Philip, absorbed in his reverie, perceived him not, and continued his way.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For hours he remained on that spot, alone with his grief and absorbed in his prayer.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It was a dangerous desire, but it intoxicated and absorbed her.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • So absorbed was she in her own spiritual inheritance that she quite forgot his pain.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown

Antonyms for absorbed

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