Definitions for preoccupiedpriˈɒk yəˌpaɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
completely engrossed in thought; absorbed.
previously occupied; taken; filled.
already used as a name, as for a species or genus, and not available as a designation for any other.
Origin of preoccupied:
pre•oc′cu•pied`ly-ˌpaɪd li, -ˌpaɪ ɪd-(adv.)
bemused, deep in thought(p), lost(p), preoccupied(adj)
deeply absorbed in thought
"as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"
haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, taken up(p)(adj)
having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
"became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
thinking about sth else, and not paying attention
You were preoccupied with the taxes, and I didn't want to bother you.
Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one's attention elsewhere.
I was preoccupied with a deadline at work, and I forgot his birthday.
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