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distraction the act of distracting or the state of being distracted. [3 definitions]
distrain to seize and hold (property), or the property of (someone), to force payment or settlement, as of a debt, claim, rent, or the like.
distrainable combined form of distrain.
distraint in law, the act of seizing and holding goods as security against a debt, as for rent, damages, or the like.
distrait not paying attention because of worrying distractions.
distraught anxiously worried; distracted. [2 definitions]
distress physical or emotional stress or suffering, or anything that causes suffering. [4 definitions]
distressed suffering from distress. [3 definitions]
distressful causing distress or anxiety; troubling; worrisome; upsetting.
distressing causing physical or emotional pain, worry, or suffering.
distribute to divide into parts and give out to each of several people, groups, or the like. [3 definitions]
distribution the act of distributing. [6 definitions]
distributive dividing or distributing, or of or involving distribution. [4 definitions]
distributive property in mathematics, a characteristic of numbers that allows you to multiply a group of numbers and get the same answer you would get if you multiplied each member of the group and then combined the answers. For example, 4 x (8 + 1 + 5) is equal to (4 x 8) + (4 x 1) + (4 x 5).
distributor someone who distributes goods, esp. a wholesaler. [2 definitions]
district a specific area characterized by its use for a particular purpose. [3 definitions]
district attorney the government prosecutor of criminal cases for a specified judicial district.
district court a U.S. Federal trial court in each judicial district. [2 definitions]
District of Columbia a federal area on the Maryland side of the Potomac River that encompasses only the U.S. capital city of Washington. (abbr.: DC)
distrust to lack faith or confidence in; be suspicious of. [2 definitions]
distrustful lacking in trust or confidence; doubting; suspicious.