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engrossed adj
1 wholly absorbed as in thought; "deep in thought"; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "the book had her totally engrossed"; "enwrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought" [syn: absorbed, enwrapped, intent, rapt, wrapped]
2 written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document

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  1. past of engross


  1. preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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