abstracted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstract +‎ -ed

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abstracted (comparative more abstracted, superlative most abstracted)

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 Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.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

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

abstracted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of abstract

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10