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 for abstracted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abstracted \Ab*stract"ed\, a.
     1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.
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              The evil abstracted stood from his own evil.
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     2. Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. [Obs.]
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     3. Abstract; abstruse; difficult. [Obs.] --Johnson.
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     4. Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. "An
        abstracted scholar." --Johnson.
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From 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.]
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     1. To withdraw; to separate; to take away.
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              He was incapable of forming any opinion or
              resolution abstracted from his own prejudices. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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     2. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his
        was wholly abstracted by other objects.
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              The young stranger had been abstracted and silent.
                                                    --Blackw. Mag.
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     3. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to
        consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a
        quality or attribute. --Whately.
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     4. To epitomize; to abridge. --Franklin.
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     5. To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to
        abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.
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              Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins
              from the harness.                     --W. Black.
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     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
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From 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

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