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preoccupation

  
, preoccupancy  
      n  
1    the state of being preoccupied, esp. mentally  
2    something that holds the attention or preoccupies the mind  
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preoccupation

  
1    absence of mind, absent-mindedness, absorption, abstraction, brown study, daydreaming, engrossment, immersion, inattentiveness, musing, oblivion, pensiveness, prepossession, reverie, woolgathering  
2    bee in one's bonnet, concern, fixation, hang-up     (informal)   hobbyhorse, idée fixe, obsession, pet subject  

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exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
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