What does absorbed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrappedadjective

    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"

  2. absorbedadjective

    retained without reflection

    "the absorbed light intensity"


  1. absorbedadjective

    fully occupied with one's thoughts; engrossed

  2. absorbedadjective

    taken in by a body without reflection

  3. absorbedadjective

    taken by through the pores of a surface


  1. absorbed

    Absorbed refers to having taken in or soaked up a substance, energy, information, or impact thoroughly and completely. It can pertain to physical entities such as liquids, gases or energy, or to mental processes like concentrating fully on something or assimilating knowledge or information. It implies engrossment or total engagement in a situation or context.

  2. absorbed

    Absorbed generally refers to the process of taking in or assimilating something, completely engaging or engrossing oneself in a particular activity or interest. It can also refer to the scientific process in which a substance, energy, or light is taken in by another substance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absorbed

    of Absorb

Editors Contribution

  1. absorbedverb

    Verb form of the word absorb.

    They absorbed the information and retained it easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of absorbed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of absorbed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of absorbed in a Sentence

  1. Peter Layton:

    Some of these systems use extremely high frequencies that are short range, can be absorbed by the atmosphere and being line-of-sight are very directional. It’s possible a balloon might be a better collection platform for such specific technical collection than a satellite.

  2. Thomas Camara:

    In ten years, the refinery's total production will be absorbed by the national market and nothing will be left to export.

  3. Natalia Goroshko:

    There is lots of free time now and I loved how people were starting to become absorbed by art.

  4. Blaise Pascal:

    When I consider the small span of my life absorbed in the eternity of all time, or the small part of space which I can touch or see engulfed by the infinite immensity of spaces that I know not and that know me not, I am frightened and astonished to see myself here instead of there... now instead of then.

  5. National Security Adviser Susan Rice:

    There have been times - and this is one of them - where anti-trade sentiment has attained some salience in our domestic politics as well as in other countries, there's been an evolution over the decades in the nature of trade agreements and in the caliber of trade agreements. And I'm not sure that that has fully been absorbed in the public mindset or the political discourse.

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