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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-duhk-ter]
    • /æbˈdʌk tər/
    • /æbˈdʌk.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-duhk-ter]
    • /æbˈdʌk tər/

Definitions of abductor word

  • noun abductor any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor). 1
  • noun abductor A person who abducts another person. 1
  • noun abductor kidnapper 1
  • noun abductor One who abducts; a kidnapper. 0
  • noun abductor (anatomy) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or from the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward. 0

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Origin of abductor

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; abduct + -or2

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Parts of speech for Abductor


abductor popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abductor

noun abductor

  • kidnapper — to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, especially for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.
  • captor — You can refer to the person who has captured a person or animal as their captor.
  • snatcher — to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab (usually followed by at).
  • hijacker — a person who hijacks.
  • kidnaper — Alternative spelling of kidnapper.

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