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  Definition of Preoccupy
  1. engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completley--she cannot think of anything else"
  2. occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills"
Hyponyms: haunt, obsess, ghost, prepossess

 

Derivational Morphology: preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment

 

 
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