abduction

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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.

abduction

(æbˈdʌkʃən)
n
1. the act of taking someone away by force or cunning; kidnapping
2. (Physiology) the action of certain muscles in pulling a leg, arm, etc away from the median axis of the body

ab•duc•tion

(æbˈdʌk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of abducting.
2. the state of being abducted.
3. the illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, esp. by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parents.
[1620–30]

abduction

1. Movement of a limb away from the body’s midline, or of a digit away from a limb’s axis. Abductor muscles are muscles that contract to move part of the body outward.
2. A movement outward from the center of the body or of a limb.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abduction - the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family memberabduction - the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife
seizure, capture - the act of taking of a person by force
2.abduction - (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the bodyabduction - (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

abduction

noun kidnapping, seizure, carrying off the abduction of four black youths from a church hostel in Soweto
Translations
خَطْف
абдукция
únos
bortførelsekidnapning
EntführungAbduktion
elrablás
brottnám, mannrán
abductiekidnappingontvoering
bortføringkidnappingabduksjon
únos
ugrabitev
kaçırma

abduction

[æbˈdʌkʃən] Nrapto m, secuestro m

abduction

[æbˈdʌkʃən] n [person, child] → enlèvement m
child abduction → enlèvement m d'enfant
alien abduction → enlèvement m par des extra-terrestres

abduction

nEntführung f

abduction

[æbˈdʌkʃn] nrapimento, sequestro di persona

abduct

(əbˈdakt) verb
to take (someone) away against his will usually by trickery or violence; to kidnap. The president has been abducted.
abˈduction (-ʃən) noun
References in periodicals archive ?
Segun el Breve Diccionario Etimologico de la Lengua Castellana de Joan Coromines, la etimologia de la palabra abduccion proviene del "latin abductio, 'accion de llevarse o separar', derivado del verbo abducere, y este de ducere, 'llevar, conducir' (2008: 2)".
Gunaratnam's wife who made several public statements about his alleged abductio, had stated categorically to the Police that she had not lived with her husband since 7th November 2006, and had no knowledge of his whereabouts.