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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of abducere, from ab- 'away' + ducere 'to lead'

abduct

verb
     
ab‧duct [transitive]
to take someone away by force [= kidnap]:
She was abducted late last night.
abductor noun [countable]
abduction noun [uncountable and countable]
child abduction
abductee noun [countable]

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