Definition of Absorbed

1. Adjective. Giving or marked by complete attention to. "Wrapped in thought"

Exact synonyms: Captive, Engrossed, Enwrapped, Intent, Wrapped
Similar to: Attentive
Derivative terms: Intentness

2. Adjective. Retained without reflection. "The absorbed light intensity"
Similar to: Unreflected

Definition of Absorbed

1. Adjective. fully occupied with one's thoughts; engrossed ¹

2. Adjective. (context: physics of light) taken in by a body without reflection ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of a fluid) taken by through the pores of a surface ¹

4. Verb. (past of absorb) ¹

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Definition of Absorbed

1. absorb [v] - See also: absorb

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Absorbed

absorbable gelatin film
absorbable gelatin sponge
absorbable surgical suture
absorbancy index
absorbed (current term)
absorbed dose
absorbed doses
absorbent cotton
absorbent material
absorbent paper
absorbent papers
absorbent points
absorbent system

Literary usage of Absorbed

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"highest number and ending with the lowest, and also inscribing opposite these figures those showing the oxygen absorbed in each corresponding experiment, ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1803)
"X. Appendix to Mr. William Henry's Paper, on the Quantity of Gases absorbed by Water, at different Temperatures, and under different Pressures. ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Water and most neutral salts are absorbed very quickly. Iron is the only one of the salts of the heavy metals to be absorbed. Sodium chlorid is easily ..."

4. The Anatomic Histological Process of Bright's Disease and Their Relation to by William Heiskell Deaderick, Horst Oertel, Charles Gilmore Kerley, Michael Grossmann (1909)
"retards the absorption of quinine during the first six hours after administration, the quantity absorbed during the entire twenty-four hours after ..."

5. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"... and became the founder of that branch of the family which in time absorbed the Milton estate ..."

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