be absorbed by (something)

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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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The little river which turned sharply in its course, and was thus immediately lost to sight, seemed to have no exit from its prison, but to be absorbed by the deep green foliage of the trees to the east -- while in the opposite quarter (so it appeared to me as I lay at length and glanced upward) there poured down noiselessly and continuously into the valley, a rich golden and crimson waterfall from the sunset fountains of the sky.
I fancied that each shadow, as the sun descended lower and lower, separated itself sullenly from the trunk that gave it birth, and thus became absorbed by the stream; while other shadows issued momently from the trees, taking the place of their predecessors thus entombed.
I admit that I was absorbed by the distant view, so absorbed that I didn't notice then that the motif of the story is almost identical with the motif of "The Lagoon." However, the idea at the back is very different; but the story is mainly made memorable to me by the fact that it was my first contribution to "Blackwood's Magazine" and that it led to my personal acquaintance with Mr.
He seemed to see and hear nothing of what was going on around him and to be absorbed by some depressing and unsolved problem.
He was entirely absorbed by two considerations: his wife's guilt, of which after his sleepless night he had not the slightest doubt, and the guiltlessness of Dolokhov, who had no reason to preserve the honor of a man who was nothing to him....
Much of it is absorbed by tissue, bone and venous blood, but these amounts do not change dramatically over short periods of time.
It would provide enough support to prevent the artery from closing up and supply a drug coating that would prevent scar formation, but have the added benefit of being absorbed by the body within about a year so there wouldn't be a long-term risk of blood-clot formation.
In addition, most traditional iron supplements contain 50 to 65 mg of iron, very little of which can actually be absorbed by the body.
Excess carbon, which cannot be absorbed by oceans, will remain in the atmosphere and accelerate global warming.
The researchers focused on wavelengths absorbed by frigid clouds of hydrogen molecules in space.
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).
The heat absorbed by the glass was vented through louvered elements in the top of the walkway.
Because carotenoids are fat soluble, they must be ingested along with fat to be absorbed by the small intestines and enter the bloodstream.