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Adjective: abstracted  ab'strak-tid
  1. Lost in thought; showing preoccupation
    "an abstracted stare";
    - absent, absentminded, scatty [Brit]
Verb: abstract  'ab,strakt
  1. Consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
  2. Make off with belongings of others
    - pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch [Brit], snarf [N. Amer], swipe, hook, sneak, filch [informal], nobble [Brit], lift, snatch, nick [Brit, informal], whip [Brit]
  3. Consider apart from a particular case or instance
    "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
  4. Give an abstract (of)

See also: inattentive

Type of: consider, look at, reckon, regard, resume, run over, see, steal, sum up, summarise [Brit], summarize, take, view

Encyclopedia: Abstracted