Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: engrosser, from French en gros 'in a mass, by wholesale'


en‧gross [transitive]
if something engrosses you, it interests you so much that you do not notice anything else:
The scene was stunning, and for a time engrossed all our attention.
engross yourself in something
Take your mind off it by engrossing yourself in a good book.
engrossed adjective:
Dad was engrossed in the paper.
Who's that guy Ally's been engrossed in conversation with all night?
engrossing adjective
WORD FOCUS: interested WORD FOCUS: interested
similar words: intrigued, curious, absorbed

very interested: fascinated, engrossed, enthralled, spellbound

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WORD FOCUS: interesting WORD FOCUS: interesting
similar words: absorbing, intriguing

very interesting: fascinating, gripping, riveting, engrossing, enthralling, spellbinding

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