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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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What are key restraints that absorbed glass mat separator batteries market competitors are likely to face during the forecast period?
Mr Billy had also wanted to know the number of such teachers who were absorbed in the Francistown region from 2015 to 2018.
The ministry letter, available with Dawn and signed by NHS Deputy Secretary Sanaul Islam, says that the committee chaired by the NHS additional secretary has decided to conduct one-on-one hearings with doctors who were transferred and absorbed and those who came to health related institutions on deputation and were absorbed.
Keywords: Absorbed dose, Cobalt-60, Gamma radiations, Phantoms, Ion chamber.
The top member here again is Latvia with 30% of European funds absorbed, followed by Lithuania and Slovenia.
That means water that has already absorbed some CO<sub>2 </sub>will be moved by currents and water with less CO<sub>2 </sub>will come to the surface.
Nearly 8 million square feet was absorbed in the Northern and Central New Jersey industrial market in 2006.
Many of these foods also contain phytic acid, a substance that binds with zinc and reduces the amount absorbed. Because of this reduced absorption from plant foods, recommendations call for higher zinc intakes by vegetarians whose diets are high in grains and dried beans.
The researchers focused on wavelengths absorbed by frigid clouds of hydrogen molecules in space.
If the plants had absorbed any of the arsenic, she added more arsenic to the water to reach 300 micrograms per liter.
In the segmented ionization chamber, a gas ratio of 0.5 bar [.sup.3]He and 3 bar Ar produced 2 X [10.sup.4] ion pairs on average per neutron absorbed, that were collected on charge collecting plates divided into independent quadrants.
1.1502-32(b)(3)(i)(A) provides that a parent's basis in member stock is adjusted in the year such losses are absorbed by the group (i.e., a member's loss carried forward to future years generally does not reduce the parent's basis in the member's stock until such future years).
Because carotenoids are fat soluble, they must be ingested along with fat to be absorbed by the small intestines and enter the bloodstream.
As for food and water contamination, aluminum probably isn't much of a threat because most of it passes right through the intestines without being absorbed.
The Warhol I've absorbed, the Warhol who saved me, is the ambivalent cynic.