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  • adj. Preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else.
  • adj. finalized, written in large letters.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of engross. (in either sense)

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  • adj. written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
  • adj. giving or marked by complete attention to

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  • WORD: engrossed
    EXAMPLE:

    " Philadelphian is a king of Wikipedia editors "

    PHOTO CAPTION: ' 74-year-old David Thomsen, a Wikipedia editor who has spent the past 5 years totally engrossed in his hobby, spending as much as 10 hours a day at his computer editing Wikipedia copy, stories and photos. Thomsen, who lives in the Fairmount section of the city, often works wearing his Wikipedia hats, which he has made and gives to other editors. '

    --- " Philadelphian is a king of Wikipedia editors "
    Theodore Schleifer, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, September 2, 2013
    << http://articles.philly.com/2013-09-03/news/41691958_1_south-philadelphia-march-13-david-thomsen >>

    September 11, 2013