deeply interested or involved; preoccupied:
He had an absorbed look on his face.
She sketched rapidly but fixedly and absorbedly, evidently forgetting all else in her work.
Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
By midnight, ship-time, she’d learned the game and played it absorbedly.
Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
absorbedly, Stone took them from her, and one by one he used them to snip at a sheet of paper from the library desk.
The Curved Blades Carolyn Wells
Juliet studied them absorbedly, showing plainly her appreciation of them.
The Indifference of Juliet Grace S. Richmond
After tearing it open she pored over the contents for a while, absorbedly.
Options O. Henry
Linda was climbing so swiftly and so absorbedly that she reached the top before she heard a sound behind her.
Her Father’s Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
She listened attentively, absorbedly; her eyes fixed upon his face.
Aletta Bertram Mitford
Now she was carrying a breakfast tray, poising it absorbedly, with the intentness of a mind on one thing only.
Old Crow Alice Brown
And two people talked comfortably and absorbedly about things nobody else would have thought very interesting.
Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
Sally drew it from her pocket and handed it to her, and Doris spent another five minutes regarding it absorbedly.
The Slipper Point Mystery Augusta Huiell Seaman
engrossed; deeply interested
causing . noun a medicine or other agent that promotes absorption adjective causing or promoting absorption absorbefacient ab·sor·be·fa·cient (əb-sôr’bə-fā’shənt, -zôr’-) adj. Causing absorption. ab·sor’be·fa’cient n.
capable of heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to . something that : Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill. Contemporary Examples Remove from oil and let cool on absorbent towels to remove excess grease and reserve. Celeb Chefs’ Favorite BBQ Recipes Jacquelynn D. Powers June 30, 2011 There is a […]
capable of heat, light, moisture, etc.; tending to . something that : Tons of high-powered absorbents were needed to clean up the oil spill. Contemporary Examples Shemilt ensures the breathability and absorbency of the 95 percent bamboo fabric tops. Huma Abedin Opens Up To Harper’s Bazaar; Rumors of a Barney’s New York – Jay Z […]
- Absorbent cotton
cotton for surgical dressings, cosmetic purposes, etc., made absorbent by removing the natural wax. Historical Examples As she spoke Mrs. Harold took a bit of absorbent cotton, soaked it in rose water and bathed the lovely soft, brown eyes. Peggy Stewart at School Gabrielle E. Jackson This is removed by placing in water and wiping […]
- Absorbent vessel
absorbent vessel absorbent vessel n. See lymphatic vessel.