Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawn in or sucked up. Specifically applied to the coloring in paintings when the oil has sunk into the canvas, leaving the color flat and the touches dead or indistinct: nearly synonymous with sunk in.
- Engrossed: as, an absorbed look.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of absorb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. wholly absorbed as in thought.
- adj. not allowed to pass through; -- said of radiant waves such as light.
- adj. taken in through the pores of a surface.
- adj. retained without reflection
- adj. giving or marked by complete attention to
- absorb + -ed (Wiktionary)
“But he was absorbed by his death -- _absorbed_ as though he would tear the secret of it from the body that looked suddenly so empty, and so meaningless.”
“Just over a year later the title absorbed Lady Penelope comic, by then simply known as Penelope, and it continued on until December 1973 when it was amalgamated into the magazine Pink.”
“And as for unconsciously absorbing radical ideas, few seem to take seriously the accusation that McCain "absorbed" Communism from his time as POW in Vietnam ... and there was no doubt that McCain was there.”
“They are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and therefore are not expected to produce systemic effects. 2-6”
“A writer who keeps his reader absorbed is making it easy for the reader.”
“These occur when DEET is absorbed from the surface of the skin into the body.”
“It's not an alternative to "the pleasure of reading a story" in "absorbed enjoyment" but a supplement to such reading.”
“Dark skin absorbed the energy, which prevented the energy to reach the desired target.”
“The dense foliage and constant rain absorbed most of the power, and unless you took a hit in the eyes the most you might suffer is a nasty burn.”
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