Pronunciation: (en-grōs'), [key]
1. to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb: Their discussion engrossed his attention. She is engrossed in her work.
2. to write or copy in a clear, attractive, large script or in a formal manner, as a public document or record: to engross a deed.
3. to acquire the whole of (a commodity), in order to control the market; monopolize.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.