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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distracted  \Dis*tract"ed\,  a. 
  Mentally  disordered;  unsettled;  mad. 
 
  My  distracted  mind.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distract  \Dis*tract"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distracted},  old  p. 
  p.  {Distraught};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Distracting}.] 
  1.  To  draw  apart  or  away  to  divide;  to  disjoin. 
 
  A  city  .  .  .  distracted  from  itself  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  draw  (the  sight,  mind,  or  attention)  in  different 
  directions;  to  perplex;  to  confuse;  as  to  distract  the 
  eye;  to  distract  the  attention. 
 
  Mixed  metaphors  .  .  .  distract  the  imagination. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  3.  To  agitate  by  conflicting  passions,  or  by  a  variety  of 
  motives  or  of  cares  to  confound;  to  harass. 
 
  Horror  and  doubt  distract  His  troubled  thoughts. 
  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  unsettle  the  reason  of  to  render  insane;  to  craze;  to 
  madden;  --  most  frequently  used  in  the  participle, 
  distracted. 
 
  A  poor  mad  soul;  .  .  .  poverty  hath  distracted  her 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distracted 
  adj  1:  affected  with  madness  or  insanity;  "a  man  who  had  gone  mad" 
  [syn:  {brainsick},  {crazy},  {demented},  {disturbed},  {mad}, 
  {sick},  {unbalanced},  {unhinged}] 
  2:  having  the  attention  diverted  especially  because  of  anxiety 
  [syn:  {distrait}] 




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