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preoccupied

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preoccupied

adjective pre·oc·cu·pied \(ˌ)prē-ˈä-kyə-ˌpīd\

: thinking about something a lot or too much

Full Definition of PREOCCUPIED

1
:  previously applied to another group and unavailable for use in a new sense —used of a biological generic or specific name
2
a :  lost in thought; also :  absorbed in some preoccupation
b :  already occupied

Examples of PREOCCUPIED

  1. <too preoccupied with her worries to enjoy the meal>

First Known Use of PREOCCUPIED

1842

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