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preoccupied

adjective 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 love lives of politicians?
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