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ad·duct

 (ə-dŭkt′, ă-dŭkt′)
tr.v. ad·duct·ed, ad·duct·ing, ad·ducts Physiology
To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.

[Back-formation from adductor.]

ad·duc′tion n.
ad·duc′tive adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adducting - especially of musclesadducting - especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
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A spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan told the BBC that they had prior plan of adducting the children because they were from areas that have sided with Islamabad in the fight against militants.
Collectively, these structures are responsible for such actions as adducting (toward the mid-line of the body), abducting (away from the mid-line of the body), and extending the arms.
1% both before and after desalting, despite the reduction in adducting observed after desalting (Fig.