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ab·duct

abduct

 
 
pronunciation:
b duhkt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: abducts, abducting, abducted
definition 1: to carry off or lead away, esp. by force; kidnap.
The heiress was abducted and held for ransom.
synonyms:
capture, take
similar words:
commandeer, hijack, kidnap, ravish, seize, snatch
definition 2: to draw or cause to move away from the main axis of the body. (Cf. adduct.)
The gluteal muscles abduct the hip joint.
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derivations: abductee (n.), abductor (n.)
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