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English definition of “engrossed”

engrossed

adjective     /ɪnˈɡrəʊst/ US  /-ˈɡroʊst/
C2 giving all your attention to something: She was so engrossed by/in the book that she forgot the cakes in the oven. They were so engrossed in/with what they were doing that they didn't hear me come in. → Synonym absorbedExcited, interested and enthusiastic
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