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distraction

noun

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2 a state of wildly excited activity or emotion
  • driven to distraction by the constant screaming and bickering in the house

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3 the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public
  • the founder of a recovery program who doesn't view gambling as a harmless distraction for people of modest means

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4 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment
  • a harmless distraction for children at the playground

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The first known use of distraction was in the 15th century

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“Distraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/distraction. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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