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Noun: distraction  di'strak-shun
  1. Mental turmoil
    "he drives me to distraction"
  2. An obstacle to attention
  3. An entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
    - beguilement
  4. The act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
    "conjurers are experts at distraction";
    - misdirection

Derived forms: distractions

Type of: alteration, amusement, confusedness, confusion, disarray, entertainment, inattention, mental confusion, muddiness, revision

Encyclopedia: Distraction