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verb 
  1. (context, transitive, with reflexive pronoun) To go away from a place; to leave.
    • (rfdate) Addison " If after due summons any member absents himself, he is to be fined.
      1. (context, transitive, obsolete) To withhold from being present
    • (rfdate) Milton " Go; for thy stay, not free, absents thee more.
adjective 
  1. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
    • (rfdate) (Shak.), All"s Well That Ends Well, II-iii " Expecting friends.
      1. Not existing; lacking.
      The part was rudimental or .
      1. inattentive, Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
    • (rfdate) Chesterfield " What is commonly called an man is commonly either a very weak or a very affected man.

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