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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. giving or marked by complete attention to;
- Example: "that engrossed look or rapt delight"
- Example: "then wrapped in dreams"
- Example: "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare
- Example: "rapt with wonder"
- Example: "wrapped in thought"
[syn: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped]

2. written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Engross \En*gross"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engrossed; p. pr. & vb. n. Engrossing.] [F., fr. pref. en- (L. in) + gros gross, grosse, n., an engrossed document: cf. OF. engrossir, engroissier, to make thick, large, or gross. See Gross.] 1. To make gross, thick, or large; to thicken; to increase in bulk or quantity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Waves . . . engrossed with mud. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Not sleeping, to engross his idle body. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To amass. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To engross up glorious deeds on my behalf. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To copy or write in a large hand (en gross, i. e., in large); to write a fair copy of in distinct and legible characters; as, to engross a deed or like instrument on parchment. [1913 Webster] Some period long past, when clerks engrossed their stiff and formal chirography on more substantial materials. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] Laws that may be engrossed on a finger nail. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 4. To seize in the gross; to take the whole of; to occupy the attention completely; to absorb; as, the subject engrossed all his thoughts. [1913 Webster] 5. To purchase either the whole or large quantities of, for the purpose of enhancing the price and making a profit; hence, to take or assume in undue quantity, proportion, or degree; as, to engross commodities in market; to engross power. [1913 Webster] Engrossed bill (Legislation), one which has been plainly engrossed on parchment, with all its amendments, preparatory to final action on its passage. Engrossing hand (Penmanship), a fair, round style of writing suitable for engrossing legal documents, legislative bills, etc. Syn: To absorb; swallow up; imbibe; consume; exhaust; occupy; forestall; monopolize. See Absorb. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

engrossed adj 1: giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought" [syn: captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped] 2: written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "engrossed": absent, absentminded, absorbed, absorbed in, abstracted, assiduous, autograph, autographic, bemused, buried in, buried in thought, busy, calligraphic, castle-building, caught up in, chirographic, consumed, contemplating, contemplative, cursive, daydreaming, daydreamy, deep, devoted, devoted to, diligent, dreaming, dreamy, drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere, engaged, engaged in thought, engrossed in, engrossed in thought, faraway, flowing, graphic, graphoanalytic, graphologic, graphometric, half-awake, holograph, holographic, immersed, immersed in, immersed in thought, in a reverie, in longhand, in shorthand, in the clouds, in writing, industrious, inscribed, intent, intent on, introspective, involved, italic, italicized, longhand, lost, lost in, lost in thought, manuscript, meditating, meditative, monomaniacal, monopolized, mooning, moonraking, museful, musing, napping, nodding, oblivious, obsessed, occupied, on paper, penciled, penned, pensive, pipe-dreaming, preoccupied, printed, rapt, running, scriptorial, scriptural, sedulous, shorthand, single-minded, somewhere else, stargazing, studious, studying, stylographic, submerged, submerged in, swept up, taken up, taken up with, totally absorbed, transported, unconscious, woolgathering, wrapped, wrapped in, wrapped in thought, wrapped up, wrapped up in, written