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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.]
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|Adj.||1.||abducting - 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
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