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English definition of “abstracted”

abstracted

adjective uk   /æbˈstræk.tɪd/ formal us  
not giving attention to what is happening around you because you are thinking about something else: He gave her an abstracted glance, then returned to his book.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
abstractedly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of abstracted from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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