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
  1. adjective
    giving or marked by complete attention to
    “that engrossed look or rapt delight”
    synonyms: absorbed, captive, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
    (often followed by `to') giving care or attention
  2. adjective
    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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