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distractive

[dih-strak-tiv]
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adjective
  1. tending to distract.
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Origin of distractive

First recorded in 1625–35; distract + -ive
Related formsdis·trac·tive·ly, adverbnon·dis·trac·tive, 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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    William Livingston Klein