AskDefine | Define absorbing

Dictionary Definition

absorbing adj : capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a fascinating story" [syn: engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From absorb + -ing.

Pronunciation

  • RP:
    • /əbˈzɔːbɪŋ/; /əbˈsɔːbɪŋ/
  • US:
    • /æbˈzɔːrbɪŋ/; /æbˈsɔːrbɪŋ/

Adjective

  1. Engrossing.
    An absorbing pursuit.

Translations

engrossing

Verb

absorbing
  1. present participle of absorb

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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