Abduction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æbˈdʌkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word abduction
Brit.  |əbˈdʌkʃn|  British pronunciation of the word abduction

noun

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

Examples

...discredited reports of abductions by aliens...

The forcible abduction and marriage of women is a felony.

The abduction sparked a house-to-house search in the Willenhall area.

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