detract

as in to distract
to draw the attention or mind to something else numerous typos in the text detract the reader's attention from the novel's intricate plot

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“Detract.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/detract. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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