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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. lost in thought; showing preoccupation;
- Example: "an absent stare"
- Example: "an absentminded professor"
- Example: "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence"
[syn: absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abstracted \Ab*stract"ed\, a. 1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart. [1913 Webster] The evil abstracted stood from his own evil. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. Abstract; abstruse; difficult. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 4. Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. "An abstracted scholar." --Johnson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abstract \Ab*stract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abstracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Abstracting.] [See Abstract, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. To withdraw; to separate; to take away. [1913 Webster] He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects. [1913 Webster] The young stranger had been abstracted and silent. --Blackw. Mag. [1913 Webster] 3. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute. --Whately. [1913 Webster] 4. To epitomize; to abridge. --Franklin. [1913 Webster] 5. To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till. [1913 Webster] Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness. --W. Black. [1913 Webster] 6. (Chem.) To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

abstracted adj 1: lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare"; "an absentminded professor"; "the scatty glancing quality of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence" [syn: absent, absentminded, abstracted, scatty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "abstracted": abbreviated, abridged, absent, absentminded, absorbed, bemused, bobbed, buried in thought, capsule, capsulized, castle-building, clipped, compressed, condensed, cropped, curtailed, cut short, daydreaming, daydreamy, digested, distrait, docked, dreaming, dreamy, drowsing, ecstatic, elided, elliptic, elsewhere, engaged in thought, engrossed, engrossed in thought, faraway, half-awake, heedless, immersed in thought, in a reverie, in the clouds, inattentive, intent, introspective, lost, lost in thought, meditative, mooning, moonraking, mowed, mown, museful, musing, napping, nipped, nodding, oblivious, occupied, pensive, pipe-dreaming, pollard, polled, preoccupied, pruned, rapt, reaped, shaved, sheared, short-cut, shortened, snub, snubbed, somewhere else, stargazing, taken up, transported, trimmed, unconscious, unmindful, woolgathering, wrapped in thought