Complete Definition of "abduce"

English

Etymology
From Latin abducere "to lead away", formed from ab- + ducere "to lead". See duke, and compare abduct.

Pronunciation
IPA|/æbËdus/
SAMPA|/{b"dus/
:*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËs|-uËs

Verb
en-verb|abduc|ing

  1. transitive obsolete To draw away|draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.

#: If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne

Translations

Portuguese: abduzir, retrair, desviar, apartar.

category:English verbs

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