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Abducting

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

abducting \abducting\ adjective

1. (Physiol.) drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part; -- used especially of muscles {adducent}

Syn: abducent [WordNet 1.5]

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

abducting

adjective

1: especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part [syn: {abducent}, {abducting}] [ant: {adducent}, {adducting}, {adductive}]


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