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Synonyms for engrossed

Verb

1. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
usage: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
2. absorb, engross, engage, occupy, interest
usage: consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Adjective

1. captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped, attentive (vs. inattentive)
usage: giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
2. engrossed, written (vs. spoken)
usage: written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
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