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ab·duct

 (ăb-dŭkt′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abducting - especially of musclesabducting - especially of muscles; drawing away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
References in classic literature ?
So it was that Muda Saffir was forced to compromise, and be satisfied with the chief's assistance in abducting the girl, for it was not so difficult a matter to convince the head hunter that she really had belonged to the rajah, and that she had been stolen from him by the old man and the doctor.
The Snakes expressed great joy at the intelligence, and offered their services to aid the righteous cause, brightening at the thoughts of taking the field with such potent allies, and doubtless anticipating their turn at stealing horses and abducting squaws.
NNA - ANNAHAR: Has the phenomenon of abducting foreigners resurfaced in Lebanon?