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abductor

noun [C] uk   /æbˈdʌk.tər/ us    /-tɚ/

abductor noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who makes someone go somewhere with them, especially using threats or violence: She was tortured by her abductors. It is thought that the woman might have known her abductor.Murderers and attackers

abductor noun [C] (MUSCLE)

specialized medical a muscle that moves a part of the body away from the middle of the body or from another body part: hip abduction exercisesSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of abductor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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