• Abstracted

    Pronunciation

    • RP IPA: /əb.ˈstræk.tɪd/
    • US IPA: /əb.ˈstræk.tɪd/, /æb.ˈstræk.tɪd/

    Origin

    abstract + -ed

    Full definition of abstracted

    Adjective

    abstracted

    1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart. First attested in the mid 16th century.
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      • The evil abstracted stood from his own evil. - Milton
    1. (now rare) Separated from matter; abstract; ideal, not concrete. First attested in the early 17th century.
    2. (now rare) Abstract; abstruse; difficult. First attested in the early 17th century.
    3. Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind; meditative. First attested in the early 17th century.
      • An abstracted scholar. - Johnson

    Verb

    abstracted
    1. abstracted

      (past of abstract)
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