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distraction

noun
     
dis‧trac‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] something that stops you paying attention to what you are doing:
I study in the library as there are too many distractions at home.
distraction from
Demands for equality were seen as a distraction from more serious issues.
2

drive somebody to distraction

to continue annoying or upsetting someone very much:
The baby's constant crying drove me to distraction.
3 [countable] old-fashioned a pleasant activity

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