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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·stract·ed /æbˈstræktəd, ˈæbˌ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·stract v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abstracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Abstracting.]
 1. To withdraw; to separate; to take away.
    He was incapable of forming any opinion or resolution abstracted from his own prejudices.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To draw off in respect to interest or attention; as, his was wholly abstracted by other objects.
    The young stranger had been abstracted and silent.   --Blackw. Mag.
 3. To separate, as ideas, by the operation of the mind; to consider by itself; to contemplate separately, as a quality or attribute.
 4. To epitomize; to abridge.
 5. To take secretly or dishonestly; to purloin; as, to abstract goods from a parcel, or money from a till.
    Von Rosen had quietly abstracted the bearing-reins from the harness.   --W. Black.
 6. Chem. To separate, as the more volatile or soluble parts of a substance, by distillation or other chemical processes. In this sense extract is now more generally used.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·stract·ed a.
 1. Separated or disconnected; withdrawn; removed; apart.
    The evil abstracted stood from his own evil.   --Milton.
 2. Separated from matter; abstract; ideal. [Obs.]
 3. Abstract; abstruse; difficult. [Obs.]
 4. Inattentive to surrounding objects; absent in mind. “An abstracted scholar.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: taken out of or separated from; "possibility
             is...achievability, abstracted from achievement"-
             A.N.Whitehead [syn: removed]
      2: lost in thought; showing preoccupation; "an absent stare";
         "an absentminded professer"; "the scatty glancing quality
         of a hyperactive but unfocused intelligence" [syn: absent,
          absentminded, scatty]