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Definition of Distract

Distract
Distract Dis*tract", a. [L. distractus, p. p. of distrahere to draw asunder; dis- + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf. Distraught.] 1. Separated; drawn asunder. [Obs.] 2. Insane; mad. [Obs.] --Drayton.
Distract
Distract Dis*tract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distracted, old p. p. Distraught; p. pr. & vb. n. Distracting.] 1. To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin. A city . . . distracted from itself. --Fuller. 2. To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention. Mixed metaphors . . . distract the imagination. --Goldsmith. 3. To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass. Horror and doubt distract His troubled thoughts. --Milton. 4. To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted. A poor mad soul; . . . poverty hath distracted her. --Shak.

Meaning of Distract from wikipedia

- ability to be attentive to goal relative stimulus with the addition of distracting stimuli interference. School-aged students, with developing brains, are...
- A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question. It may be either a logical fallacy or a literary device that...
- Distractive markings serve to camouflage animals or military vehicles by drawing the observer's attention away from the object as a whole, such as noticing...
- Nefundella distractor is a species of snout moth in the genus Nefundella. It is found in Puerto Rico. "World Pyraloidea Database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org...
- recently widowed Jefferson was depressed and that the ****ignment would distract him from his wife's death. With his young daughter Patsy and two servants...
- media savvy was perceived necessary to better cope with the website's distracting content and fickle audience. Some YouTube videos have themselves had...
- Trump's criticisms and actions regarding the WHO were seen as attempts to distract attention from his own mishandling of the pandemic. In July 2020, Trump...
- Retrieved 20 March 2020. "Republicans are using racism against China to try to distract from Trump's disastrous coronavirus response". Business Insider. 20 March...
- Distractive Killusions is the third full-length album by Polish symphonic black metal band Vesania. It was recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland by...
- He suspects Goldfinger of cheating at cards and foils his scheme by distracting his female accomplice, who is later killed by Goldfinger's Korean manservant...
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