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distrait

[dih-strey; French dees-tre] /dɪˈstreɪ; French disˈtrɛ/
adjective
1.
inattentive because of distracting worries, fears, etc.; absent-minded.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < French < Latin distractus; see distract
Related forms
overdistrait, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dis trait

distrait

/dɪˈstreɪ; French distrɛ/
adjective
1.
absent-minded; abstracted
Word Origin
C18: from French, from distraire to distract
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