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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 (someone or something) 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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On the basis of end users the absorbable and non absorbable sutures market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory centers, clinics, community healthcare and, others.
During the study we observed a trend in parents of the patients preferring absorbable sutures to avoid anxiety of their child during stitch removal in polypropylene group.
The present study showed that absorbable sutures showed less painful results compared to non-absorbable ones.
Variance analysis results of treatments showed that there are significant differences at 5% level among different levels of added phosphorus, different levels of time duration and interaction effects among them on absorbable phosphorus concentration, dissolved phosphorus and absorbable Zn and Mn in soil.
The INSORB|20 is a mechanical skin stapler that places up to 20 absorbable staples underneath the skin for fast, cosmetic, and convenient closure of surgical incisions.
Through this exciting R&D partnership with Biotronik, we hope to develop what may be the first drug eluting absorbable metal stent platform," said Frank Litvack, M.
Currently available synthetic monofilament absorbable sutures can take as many as 180 days to absorb, and other absorbable options, such as gut sutures, have weaker tensile strength and can be brittle, compromising knot security.
Diabeti-Gest also contains calcium carbonate, the most absorbable form of calcium, making it ideal for use as a calcium supplement.
The team is aiming to increase the visibility of these absorbable polymers and textiles for use in medical devices.
com)-- The market for Absorbable and Non-Absorbable Sutures is expected to reach USD 4.
The TYRX[TM] Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope is the only FDA approved fully absorbable sterile prosthesis designed to stabilize electronic implantable devices and help prevent infection associated with implantable pacemakers, defibrillators, and spinal cord neurostimulators.
BMS offers expertise in knitting, braiding, weaving, nonwovens and composites and utilizes a broad offering of biocompatible absorbable and non-absorbable materials in devices, drug delivery and surgical systems for advanced applications such as bifurcated stent grafts, tapered tendon and ligament repair structures, heart valve solutions, and more.
Objective: To compare quality of scar after subcuticular stitches between Polypropylene (Prolene), a non-absorbable suture, with Polyglactin 910 (Vicryl), an absorbable suture after thyroid surgery.
V-Loc PBT will join the family of the currently available V-Loc 90 and V-Loc 180 absorbable wound closure devices.
The incidence of one of these complications--suture-line granuloma--has decreased since the use of absorbable synthetic sutures (e.