|part of speech:
||preoccupied, preoccupies, preoccupying
||to absorb the entire time or attention of.
His experiments in the laboratory preoccupied him, and there were many nights when he did not return home.
- absorb, engross
- similar words:
- abstract, consume, devour, distract, hold, immerse, involve, monopolize, obsess, possess, rivet
||to take occupancy or possession of beforehand or before another.
||absorb, abstract, consume, divert, interest, occupy, prey