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abductornoun [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.
  • 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 ​bodypart
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