Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occupying one's complete attention; wholly absorbing.

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

  • adjective capable of holding the attention completely; very interesting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of engross
  • adjective Utterly consuming of one's time and attention

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

  • adjective capable of arousing and holding the attention

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Examples

  • The best they could muster in the way of impeachment was the following: “However unwilling Mr. Morris may be to acknowledge the term engrossing or monopolizing, yet as he did not import the cargo, and did, in partnership with Mr. Sollekoff, get the whole into his possession, we are at a loss to find any other name, though the expedition with which he entered on the sale abates the rigorous sense generally applied to these words.”

    Robert Morris

  • The best they could muster in the way of impeachment was the following: “However unwilling Mr. Morris may be to acknowledge the term engrossing or monopolizing, yet as he did not import the cargo, and did, in partnership with Mr. Sollekoff, get the whole into his possession, we are at a loss to find any other name, though the expedition with which he entered on the sale abates the rigorous sense generally applied to these words.”

    Robert Morris

  • What makes Forbidden Lie$ engrossing is that Broinowski has gained a remarkable level of cooperation from both Khouri and her detractors.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

  • What makes Forbidden Lie$ engrossing is that Broinowski has gained a remarkable level of cooperation from both Khouri and her detractors.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

  • Indeed, as Om notes, these new features and an upsurge in engrossing new apps could spur mobile data usage to greater [...]

    How iPhone 3.0 Will Impact Wireless Networks

  • What makes Forbidden Lie$ engrossing is that Broinowski has gained a remarkable level of cooperation from both Khouri and her detractors.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

  • Note to self: The dragon sequence in the Hobbit, though engrossing, is not very practical as a bedtime story ...

    The Hobbit

  • What makes Forbidden Lie$ engrossing is that Broinowski has gained a remarkable level of cooperation from both Khouri and her detractors.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

  • What makes Forbidden Lie$ engrossing is that Broinowski has gained a remarkable level of cooperation from both Khouri and her detractors.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

  • What makes Forbidden Lie$ engrossing is that Broinowski has gained a remarkable level of cooperation from both Khouri and her detractors.

    Dan Lybarger: DVD Review: Forbidden Lie$

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