from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drawn in or sucked up.
  • Engrossed: as, an absorbed look.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective wholly absorbed as in thought.
  • adjective not allowed to pass through; -- said of radiant waves such as light.
  • adjective taken in through the pores of a surface.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of absorb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective retained without reflection
  • adjective giving or marked by complete attention to


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absorb +‎ -ed


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  • 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.

    The Dark Forest Hugh Walpole 1912

  • 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.

    Princess Tina Diary Steve 2010

  • Now I think the other part of what you are asking, though, is we do have a significant amount of what we call absorbed gas.

    unknown title 2011

  • 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.

    Jeremiah Wright, Brain Surgeon - Swampland - 2008

  • It's not an alternative to "the pleasure of reading a story" in "absorbed enjoyment" but a supplement to such reading.

    Principles of Literary Criticism 2010

  • Dark skin absorbed the energy, which prevented the energy to reach the desired target.

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  • They are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and therefore are not expected to produce systemic effects. 2-6

    Hydrocarbon Ingestion 2010

  • A writer who keeps his reader absorbed is making it easy for the reader.

    Poor Lois Roger Sutton 2009

  • These occur when DEET is absorbed from the surface of the skin into the body.

    Insect Repellents 2010

  • 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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