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abduct


ab·duct  (b-dkt)
tr.v. ab·duct·ed, ab·duct·ing, ab·ducts
1. To carry off by force; kidnap.
2. Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.

[Latin abdcere, abduct- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + dcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·duct·ee n.
ab·duction n.


abduct  /bdkt, b/  v. [T] to take away by force, (syn.) to kidnap: A stranger abducted the child outside a store. -n.[C;U] abduction. abduct

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