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Antonyms for engross
ɛnˈgroʊs

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  1. engrossverb

    Synonyms:
    corner the market

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. engross

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Synonyms:
    absorb, consume, drink in, drink up, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, swallow up, take in, take up

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak upverb

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

    Synonyms:
    engulf, douse, bury, occupy, sop up, swallow, dump, assimilate, dunk, souse, launch, draw, eat up, absorb, engage, take in, immerse, swallow up, ingest, take up, plunk, dip, soak up, dive, imbibe, take over, steep, suck up, plunge, infuse, suck

  2. absorb, engross, engage, occupyverb

    consume all of one's attention or time

    "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

    Synonyms:
    take in, suck up, affiance, enlist, plight, use up, prosecute, lock, hire, soak up, take, worry, suck, employ, lodge in, fill, take over, invade, steep, concern, pursue, betroth, busy, sop up, lease, charter, imbibe, plunge, mesh, wage, reside, rent, interest, draw, assimilate, absorb, occupy, ingest, immerse, engulf, take up, operate, engage

How to use engross in a sentence?

  1. Nicole Ludwig:

    It wasn't sightseeing that excited her, she loved to go meet the people, know the cultures, engross herself in the lives of people.

  2. Edward Young:

    Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the

  3. Ryan Pack:

    Engross what is just, repudiate what is unjust

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