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preoccupiedadjective

uk   /ˌpriːˈɒk.jʊ.paɪd/  us   /-ˈɑː.kjuː-/
thinking or ​worrying about something too much: She's been very preoccupied ​recently because her ​mother has been very ​ill. Why is the ​media so preoccupied with the ​lovelives of ​politicians?
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