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all-absorbing Line breaks: all-absorb¦ing

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Definition of all-absorbing in English:

adjective

Taking up all one’s attention: an all-absorbing interest in one subject an all-absorbing cause
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  • Once you're on the court doing something, it's all-absorbing, you don't notice anything.
  • The all-absorbing urge for knowledge is one of the thinking person's deepest needs.
  • The region, and its turbulent history, became an all-absorbing interest for Simpson.

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