Definition of absorbed


  • giving or marked by complete attention to; ; ; - Walter de la Mare; "that engrossed look or rapt delight", "then wrapped in dreams", "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred", "rapt with wonder", "wrapped in thought". Synonyms: captive, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped.
  • retained without reflection; "the absorbed light intensity".


  • become imbued; "The liquids, light, and gases absorb". Synonyms: absorb.
  • take up mentally; "he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe". Synonyms: absorb, assimilate, ingest, take in.
  • take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something". Synonyms: absorb, take over.
  • take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well", "She drew strength from the minister's words". Synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up.
  • cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax". Synonyms: absorb.
  • suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter". Synonyms: absorb, take in. Antonyms: emit.
  • devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies". Synonyms: absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep.
  • assimilate or take in; "The immigrants were quickly absorbed into society". Synonyms: absorb.
  • consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely". Synonyms: absorb, engage, engross, occupy.

Related words

assimilate, blot, consume, drink, imbibe, involve, mop, reabsorb, resorb, rivet, suck.

Words nearby absorbed


End with absorbed

unabsorbed, reabsorbed, preabsorbed.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • absorbed is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 13 points
  • absorbed is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 13 points
  • absorbed is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 15 points
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