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.
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.
The Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System (BVS), which releases the drug everolimus to limit the growth of scar tissue, is gradually absorbed by the body in approximately three years.
In addition, most traditional iron supplements contain 50 to 65 mg of iron, very little of which can actually be absorbed by the body.
2 : to hold the complete attention of <She was absorbed by the movie.
These earlier snowmelts have increased the amount of sunlight absorbed by the ground.
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.
The heat absorbed by the glass was vented through louvered elements in the top of the walkway.
Caprosyn sutures are composed of unique and advanced polymers that deliver maximum wound support, pliability, and knot security and can be absorbed by the body in as little as 56 days.
With ClearWeld, the laser passes through the clear plastic, but stops at the joint, where it is absorbed by the ink and generates enough heat to create a weld.
Energy given off by the reaction is absorbed by cells in light organs beneath the fly's transparent abdomen.