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preoccupied

  

      adj  
1    engrossed or absorbed in something, esp. one's own thoughts  
2    already or previously occupied  
3      (Biology)   (of a taxonomic name) already used to designate a genus, species, etc.  
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preoccupied

  
  
absent-minded, absorbed, abstracted, caught up in, distracted, distrait, engrossed, faraway, heedless, immersed, in a brown study, intent, lost in, lost in thought, oblivious, rapt, taken up, unaware, wrapped up  

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