Associations to the word «Absorbed»


ABSORBED, adjective. Fully occupied with one's thoughts; engrossed. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
ABSORBED, adjective. Something that has been absorbed, taken in, engulfed, imbibed, or assimilated. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
ABSORBED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of absorb
ABSORBED DOSE, noun. (physics) The amount of energy imparted by nuclear (or ionizing) radiation to unit mass of absorbing material. The unit is the rad.
ABSORBED DOSES, noun. Plural of absorbed dose

Dictionary definition

ABSORBED, adjective. Giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought".
ABSORBED, adjective. Retained without reflection; "the absorbed light intensity".

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