1. absorbed

adjective. ['əbˈzɔrbd'] giving or marked by complete attention to.


  • attentive
  • wrapped
  • engrossed
  • captive
  • intent


  • unconcerned
  • inattentiveness
  • heedless
  • bare


  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • absorb (English)

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Rhymes with Absorbed

  • ascribed
  • clubbed
  • grabbed
  • mobbed
  • nabbed
  • oversubscribed
  • prescribed

How do you pronounce absorbed?

Pronounce absorbed as əbˈzɔrbd.

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Sentences with absorbed

1. Verb, past participle
Erasable markers are designed to stick to a surface without being absorbed by the writing surface.

2. Verb, past tense
The 2018 Form 1040 also absorbed forms 1040A and 1040EZ into one consolidated Form 1040.

3. Adjective
The absorbed water in wet foam adds a significant amount of weight to keep the foam in place.

Quotes about absorbed

1. One word more. You look as if you thought it tainted you to beloved by me. You cannot avoid it. Nay, I, if I would, cannotcleanse you from it. But I would not, if I could. I have neverloved any woman before: my life has been too busy, my thoughtstoo much absorbed with other things. Now I love, and will love.But do not be afraid of too much expression on my part.
- Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

2. My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature.
- Audrey Hepburn

3. Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.
- John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

2. self-absorbed

adjective. absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc.


  • egocentric
  • self-centred
  • egoistical
  • self-involved
  • self-centered


  • unselfish
  • selfless

3. absorbed

adjective. ['əbˈzɔrbd'] retained without reflection.


  • spoken


  • -ed (English)
  • -od (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • absorb (English)