absorbing
adjective Date: 1876 fully taking one's attention ; engrossing <
an absorbing novel
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absorbingly adverb

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  • Absorbing — Ab*sorb ing, a. Swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit. {Ab*sorb ing}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Absorbing — Ab*sorb ing, a. Swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit. {Ab*sorb ing}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • absorbing — [ab sôr′biŋ, abzôr′biŋ; əb sôr′biŋ, əbzôr′biŋ] adj. very interesting; engrossing [an absorbing tale] absorbingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • absorbing — index moving (evoking emotion) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • absorbing — *interesting, engrossing, intriguing Antonyms: irksome …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • absorbing — [adj] holding one’s attention arresting, captivating, consuming, engrossing, enthralling, exciting, fascinating, gripping, interesting, intriguing, monopolizing, preoccupying, riveting, spellbinding; concept 403 Ant. boring, irksome …   New thesaurus

  • absorbing — [[t]əbzɔ͟ː(r)bɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED An absorbing task or activity interests you a great deal and takes up all your attention and energy. Two Sisters is an absorbing read... Children will find other exhibits equally absorbing. Syn: captivating …   English dictionary

  • absorbing — ab|sorb|ing [ əb sɔrbıŋ, əb zɔrbıŋ ] adjective something absorbing is so entertaining that you give it all your attention: an absorbing book/movie/game …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • absorbing — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)bɪŋ] / US [əbˈsɔrbɪŋ] / US [əbˈzɔrbɪŋ] adjective something that is absorbing is so entertaining that you give it all your attention an absorbing book/film/game …   English dictionary

  • absorbing — See energy absorbing steering column energy absorbing bumper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Absorbing — Absorb Ab*sorb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absorbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absorbing}.] [L. absorbere; ab + sorbere to suck in, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. absorber.] 1. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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