• (America) IPA: /æbˈdʌkt/, /æbˈdəkt/

abduct (abducts, present participle abducting; past and past participle abducted)

  1. (transitive) To take away by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually with violence or deception; to kidnap. [Early 17th century.]
  2. (transitive, anatomy) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from the median axis of the body. [Early 17th century.]
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