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engross

en·gross

engross

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn gros
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: engrossed, engrosses, engrossing
definition: to interest or occupy fully to the exclusion of all else.
He was apparently engrossed by the television and didn't acknowledge my arrival.
synonyms:
absorb, consume, immerse, involve, preoccupy
similar words:
arrest, bury, devour, engage, fix, hold, interest, obsess, rivet
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derivation: engrossedly (adv.)