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absorbed in thought

Fully and deeply engrossed in a thought or idea, often to such a degree as to be unaware of or insensitive to the outside world. It's no use trying to talk to Helen when she's absorbed in thought like that; it's as if we don't even exist!
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be absorbed by (something)

To have all of one's attention, interest, or identity completely dominated by or engrossed in something. I was so absorbed by the movie that I didn't even notice you coming in! He is so absorbed by his work that he doesn't have enough time for his family anymore.
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absorb (something/someone) in(to)

1. To integrate into a new environment or situation. At least the new company has been able to absorb all of the old employees into its corporate structure
2. To draw or pull a liquid into a porous item. The paper towel quickly absorbed the liquid into itself.
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absorb (oneself) in

To occupy or preoccupy oneself completely with activity or pursuit. Greg absorbed himself in video games every day after school. I wanted to impress Juliet, so I absorbed myself in music by her favorite band.
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absorb (something) with

To draw or pull a liquid into a porous item. I had to absorb the water from the overflowing toilet with large towels to keep it from leaking through the floor.
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absorb oneself in someone or something

Fig. [for someone] to become very interested or preoccupied with something or someone else's interests. Tom would often absorb himself in his children's activities on weekends.
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absorb someone in(to) something

[of a person or a group of people] to include someone in all the activities of the group; to integrate someone into something. The club absorbed the new members into the organization.
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absorb something in(to) something

[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
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absorb something with something

to soak up a fluid with something. Henry absorbed the spilled milk with a sponge.
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Incisive Surgical's INSORB Absorbable Stapler has had a significant impact on the wound closure market, as it addresses the weaknesses of competing technologies through its exclusive focus on a novel patient-centric skin closure solution," opined Parthasarathy Raghava.
Tepha's current corporate partners are pursuing a wide array of products including sutures, surgical meshes for orthopedic and hernia repair, anti-adhesion films, hemostats, intra-cardiac devices, absorbable stents, ligament and tendon repair and replacement devices, embolization agents, and drug delivery systems.
Six-month results from the BIOSOLVE-I first-in-man (FIM) trial, studying the DRug-Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold (DREAMS), demonstrate a high safety profile of the novel device.
Comprised of the synthetic absorbable polymer, polydioxanone, the Comfortear Lacrisolve(TM) Absorbable Punctum Plugs are medium-term implants designed to be inserted into the canaliculus in order to block tear drainage through the lacrimal drainage system.
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FzioMed is a privately held medical company developing and commercializing absorbable biomaterials based on the company's patented Oxiplex technology.
Breakthrough Peer Review Clinical Study Finds INSORB Staples Superior To Absorbable Suture For Closure of Contaminated Wounds
Needle TransferLot No 18 - absorbable surgical suturesLot No 19 - non-absorbable surgical sutures and podwiazakaLot No 20 - Surgical Sutures monofilamentLot No 21 - absorbable surgical sutures for use in operations in preterm infantsLot No 22 - non-absorbable surgical sutures for use in operations in preterm infantsLot No 23 - non-absorbable surgical suturesLot No 24 - Surgical Sutures Absorbable Monofilament of a long process of absorptionA detailed description of the object of the contract is contained in Annex 1 to the specifications which is an integral part of it.
Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System (MiStent SES (TM)) will be presented at the 24th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium to be held in Miami, Fla.
Oxiplex Gel is an absorbable, injectable gel developed by FzioMed for use in preventing internal scar tissue, called adhesions, from forming after surgery.
Medtronic plc today announced the first implants of the TYRX(TM) Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope with Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) systems.