Definition of Abduction in English :

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Abduction meaning in English

Meaning of Abduction in English

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1. abduction

the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife

2. abduction

(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

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the act of taking someone away by force or cunning; kidnapping
the action of certain muscles in pulling a leg, arm, etc away from the median axis of the body

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an abducting or being abducted
2.  Law
the carrying off of a person by force or fraud; esp., the kidnapping of a woman for marriage, prostitution, etc.
3.  Physiology
an abducting of a part of the body
the changed position resulting from this

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tr.v. ab·duct·ed, ab·duct·ing, ab·ducts
1. To carry off by force; kidnap.
2. Physiology To draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.

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