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 for Engrossed
From 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.]
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              Waves . . . engrossed with mud.       --Spenser.
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              Not sleeping, to engross his idle body. --Shak.
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     2. To amass. [Obs.]
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              To engross up glorious deeds on my behalf. --Shak.
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     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.
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              Some period long past, when clerks engrossed their
              stiff and formal chirography on more substantial
              materials.                            --Hawthorne.
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              Laws that may be engrossed on a finger nail. --De
                                                    Quincey.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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From 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

From 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
  
  

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