absorbing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absorb +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

absorbing (comparative more absorbing, superlative most absorbing)

  1. Engrossing, that sustains someone's interest. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
    An absorbing pursuit.
    • 2011 October 29, Neil Johnston, “Norwich 3 - 3 Blackburn”, BBC Sport:
      It was a dramatic finish to an absorbing, fast-paced game but Blackburn will be deeply unhappy with referee Anthony Taylor as Nzonzi's handball was harsh.
  2. (statistics, of a state) Allowing a process to enter it, but not to leave it.

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Verb[edit]

absorbing

  1. Present participle of absorb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9