- Fully occupied with one's thoughts; engrossed. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
- Something that has been absorbed, taken in, engulfed, imbibed, or assimilated. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
fully occupied with one's thoughts; engrossed
taken in by a body without reflection
taken by through the pores of a surface
- simple past tense and past participle of
- “absorbed” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.