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distractive

[dih-strak-tiv] /dɪˈstræk tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to distract.
Origin of distractive
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35; distract + -ive
Related forms
distractively, adverb
nondistractive, adjective
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  • The distractive effect caused by producing two impressions through a wrong use of marks of parenthesis, should be avoided.

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