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dis·tract

distract

 
 
pronunciation:
dih straekt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: distracts, distracting, distracted
definition 1: to draw away the attention of.
The radio distracted him from his work.
synonyms:
divert
similar words:
amuse, disrupt, disturb, engage, entertain, occupy
definition 2: to disturb or upset.
The sad news distracted her, and she couldn't enjoy the party.
synonyms:
agitate, disturb, worry
similar words:
torment, trouble, upset
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derivations: distractible (adj.), distractive (adj.), distractingly (adv.)
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