When you’re engrossed in something, you’re so consumed by it that you don’t notice anything else, like when you’re engrossed in a conversation with that cute girl from your math class.

Use the adjective engrossed to describe someone who is completely absorbed in something, whether it’s a task, a person, or an object. You might be engrossed in a movie that’s so good you just can’t look away, or you can be engrossed in talking to someone — like the girl from math class. Engrossed is often used with “in” — so you’d say you were “engrossed in” a book or “engrossed in” your homework.

Definitions of engrossed

adj giving or marked by complete attention to

“that engrossed look or rapt delight”
absorbed, captive, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
(often followed by `to') giving care or attention

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

set down in writing in any of various ways

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