[ UK /ɐbstɹˈæktɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈæbˌstɹæktɪd/ ]
  1. lost in thought; showing preoccupation
    the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence
    an absentminded professor
    an absent stare
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How To Use abstracted In A Sentence

  • Note 62: TNA SP 10/1, no. 38 abstracted in CSP Domestic Edward VI, 36. back From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558
  • Data used to produce the I9X binding profile was abstracted from reference 21.
  • Any such definitive analysis, however, would need to respond, at the very least, both to his at once ‘avant- garde’ and hard-headedly commercial use of abstracted, deliberately over-stylised backgrounds and movements, and to the logical circularity which repeatedly dictates the emotional lives of his characters.
  • The water has not been ‘predrunk’; it is not abstracted from a river and is as good as the best water you could find anywhere, even bottled.
  • And from the business point of view it is just merely wrong to abstractedly speculate that someone wants something. Russia's Sechin Defends Investment Climate
  • His movements were slow, his gaze abstracted, as if he were composing a poem in his head.
  • His absence had regained for him much of that aureola of saintship which had been nearly abstracted during her reproachful mood on that miserable journey from London. A Pair of Blue Eyes
  • The energy of the scattered light is abstracted from the original beam.
  • At the entrance to the gallery an upright, abstracted figure, smoothly curved, sat atop a heavy-duty steel truck spring.
  • He nodded abstractedly, went upstairs to the big, sunny sewing room, searched the family needlecase for a long stiff darning needle and extracted several rubber bands from the red cardboard box on the library table. A Son of the City A Story of Boy Life
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