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preoccupation

noun
 
 
/priːˌɒkjəˈpeɪʃən/
THINK/WORRY [C, U] the state of thinking or worrying about something so much that you do not think about other things: a preoccupation with death/foodContinually thinking aboutAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
THING [C] something that you think or worry about a lot: His main preoccupations are football and women.Continually thinking about
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