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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 abdūcere, abduct- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

ab·duct·ee′ n.
ab·duc′tion n.


someone who is abducted
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Aleppo, SANA -- Nine abductees, including civilians and military personnel, who were kidnapped by the terrorist organizations in Tadef area in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, have been released on Friday.
KHYBER AGENCY -- After remaining in their custody for 155 days, 17 abductees were released by unidentified militants somewhere in Afghanistan.
The former abductees including pregnant women fled the various islands in Lake Chad to Monguno where they served as labourers for physical work on the farms of the insurgents.
Aden, Rabi'I 7, 1439, November 25, 2017, SPA -- The Association of Mothers of Abductees in Yemen appealed to humanitarian and rights organizations to take urgent action to save the life of one of the abductees in the prisons of Hothis who usurped power in Sanaa.
16 out of the total 18 were said to be foreigners in the search operation that was carried out on the peripheries of Kech (Turbat) district where the abductees were reported to be held.
The main concern of the Lebanese government, the Interior Ministry and the abductees' families is to ensure the safety of the three abductees and to ensure their speedy return to Lebanon through exerting every possible effort in this regard," statement said.
Sadiq Abad -- At least seven people have been abducted in Sadiq Abad, city of southern Punjab while the kidnappers have demanded buffaloes in return for abductees.
In a press release, Al-Zayani conveyed his congratulations to the Qatari and Saudi leaderships, saying that families of the abductees will finally feel at ease knowing that their beloved ones were coming back home.
According to police sources, the relatives of abductees Shahin Khan, Faiz Mohammad and Khan Mohammad informed police about them who reached their houses safe and sound.
A Japanese woman kidnapped by North Korea is under special surveillance in Pyongyang along with 50 abductees from the South, in line with an order by leader Kim Jong Un, a support group for relatives of South Korean abductees said Tuesday.
On 20 September 2011, the State Ministry of Social Development in Western Equatoria in collaboration with other partners, returned nine Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) abductees to their families.
5) The relative indifference of the South Korean public should not be surprising, because the terms POW or abductees were not even mentioned in any obtainable surveys before 2007.