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abstracted

[ ab-strak-tid ]
/ æbˈstræk tɪd /
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adjective

lost in thought; deeply engrossed or preoccupied.
removed; remote; separate.
considered as a general quality or characteristic apart from specific objects or instances.

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Origin of abstracted

First recorded in 1605–15; abstract + -ed2
1. See absent-minded.
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British Dictionary definitions for abstracted

abstracted
/ (æbˈstræktɪd) /

adjective

lost in thought; preoccupied
taken out or separated; extracted
abstractedly, adverbabstractedness, noun
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