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ab·sorbed

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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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Numerology

  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. Malcolm Hudson:

    It could pass into our blood or lymphatic system and end up in our organs, those plastic particles are little time bombs waiting to break down small enough to be absorbed by wildlife or by people and then potentially have harmful consequences.

  2. C. C. Colton:

    How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy! In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time.

  3. Chi Lo:

    We have a lot of bodies being absorbed by low-paying jobs, which keeps them employed, but in the meantime, high-end industrial labour is shedding people.

  4. Plato:

    The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    A doorway is an ambiguous phenomenon, a liminal spot in a person’s life. A door can be a choice, a possibility, a protection or an aperture to new-fangled values. It can mean a barrier, a prison or a gate to freedom. It can, however, vanish in the mist of unawareness by lack of social concern. At that moment, our freedom has become our jail and we feel locked up in our own liberty. Any exit has waned: the doorway has been absorbed in the stupor of our infatuation. ( “In the doorway” )

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    • A. unsealed
    • B. extroversive
    • C. epidemic
    • D. ravening

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