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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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Chapter Four Major Countries Shock Absorber Market Status and Analysis
Key words: shock absorbers, damping force, temperature, force-deformation characteristics.
While, twill and rib weaving structure has been not affected the light fastness properties, UV absorber application before dyeing has been increased the whiteness index of the fabrics.
Previous research has used metal oxide nanoparticles as inorganic UV absorbers to protect biomaterials, such as cellulose in textiles (Wang et al.
This paper deals with the acoustical parameters of mono and multilayer sound absorbers and shows the possibilities of their improvement by their appropriate combinations.
3) The calculation results of the Flowers C structure model indicates that when the incident parallel to symmetry axis enter into the structure of Flower C, the majority of incident is received by the absorber I .
And they are so certain that worn shocks might be the cause of the problems that, if you have new shock absorbers fitted and you don't notice the difference, they will refund your money.
2] absorber was dismantled revealing a blockage of the gas intake due to absorbent granules (Figure 1).
has been granted a patent for a plurality of color shifting pigment flakes, each flake is comprised of a first titanium nitride absorber layer; a dielectric layer on the first titanium nitride absorber layer; and a second titanium nitride absorber layer on the dielectric layer; the flake exhibiting a discrete color shift such that the flake has a first color at a first angle of incident light or viewing and a second color different from the first color at a second angle of incident light or viewing.
And that ability to infinitely vary the damping force within the jounce and rebound parameters of a shock absorber not only fundamentally changes the ride-handling compromise by increasing the suspension's effective bandwidth, it offers automakers the opportunity to standardize a platform's specification while customizing each model's feel.
In the Chicago incident, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that mechanics at a firm under contract to United had installed a shock absorber assembly incorrectly, allowing the nose gear to turn sideways.
The last option to increase the counts per second is to use a larger-area absorber (this is a long term development plan and will not be considered for this generation of microcalorim eter).
Most of the early shields were made with a fluff wood pulp filler that served as a core absorber.
The thicker the absorber, the more effective it is at low frequencies, although the increased thickness has little effect on the high frequencies.
Allenex (STO:ALNX) announces that Allenex group company AbSorber, together with EUROSTAM, a consortium of European Transplant Centers, has been supported by a [euro] 2.