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Abduct

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abduct \Ab*duct"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abducting}.] [L. abductus, p. p. of abducere. See {Abduce}.]

1. To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.

2. To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

abduct

verb

1: take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped" [syn: {kidnap}, {nobble}, {abduct}, {snatch}]

2: pull away from the body; "this muscle abducts" [ant: {adduct}]


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