Etymology
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preoccupied (adj.)

"absorbed in thought, meditative," 1823, past-participle adjective from preoccupy (v.) in the "absorb mentally" sense. Earlier it meant "occupied in advance."

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Definitions of preoccupied

preoccupied (adj.)
deeply absorbed in thought;
a preoccupied frown
Synonyms: bemused / lost
preoccupied (adj.)
having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something;
got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children
Synonyms: haunted / obsessed / taken up
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