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 Dictionary entry overview: What does engrossed mean? 

ENGROSSED (adjective)
  The adjective ENGROSSED has 2 senses:

1. giving or marked by complete attention to
2. written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document

  Familiarity information: ENGROSSED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ENGROSSED (adjective)

Sense 1engrossed [BACK TO TOP]


Giving or marked by complete attention to


absorbed; engrossed; intent; captive; wrapped; enwrapped

Context examples:

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


attentive ((often followed by 'to') giving care or attention)

Sense 2engrossed [BACK TO TOP]


Written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document


written (set down in writing in any of various ways)

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