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- (1530's) From Latin abdūcō (“lead away”), formed from ab (“from, away from”) + dūcō (“lead”).
- See duke, and compare abduct.
- (transitive, obsolete) To draw; to conduct away; to take away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part; to move a limb out away from the center of the body;abduct. [Mid 16th century.]
- If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne
- (transitive) To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis; to deduce. [Mid 20th century.]
transitive, obsolete: to draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part
- 2003 , Brown, Lesley editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, edition 5th, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7, page 3:
- third-person singular present indicative of abdurre
- second-person singular present active imperative of abdūcō
abduce (infinitive abducir)