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  Definition of preoccupation
  1. the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
  2. the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  3. an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
Similar Words: preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment

 

Hyponyms: abstractedness, abstraction, absentmindedness, obsession, fixation, hang-up, hobbyhorse, self-absorption

 

Derivational Morphology: preoccupy, steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up, engage, occupy

 

 
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