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engrossment

Noun

1 complete attention; intense mental effort [syn: concentration, absorption, immersion]
2 the mental state of being preoccupied by something [syn: preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption]
3 the quality of being intent and concentrated; "the intentness of his gaze" [syn: intentness]

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English

Etymology

From engross.

Pronunciation

/ɛnˈgɹəʊsmənt/

Noun

  1. The state of being engrossed; concentration or preoccupation.
  2. The fact or instance of writing in a legal document.
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