Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of engrossing; the appropriation of things in large or undue quantities; exorbitant acquisition.
  • noun The act of copying out in large fair or ornamental characters: as, the engrossment of a deed, or of a testimonial.
  • noun The copy of an instrument or writing made in large fair characters.
  • noun The state of being engrossed or entirely occupied about something, to the exclusion of other things; appropriation; absorption.

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

  • noun The act of engrossing.
  • noun That which has been engrossed, as an instrument, legislative bill, goods, etc.

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

  • noun uncountable The state of being engrossed; concentration or preoccupation.
  • noun countable The fact or instance of writing in a legal document.

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

  • noun the quality of being intent and concentrated
  • noun complete attention; intense mental effort
  • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something

Etymologies

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From engross.

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