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distracted (adj.)

1570s, "perplexed, harassed, or bewildered by opposing considerations," past-participle adjective from distract (v.). From 1580s as "disordered in intellect, frantic, mad." Related: Distractedly; distractedness.

Distracted driving is attested by 1999 in automobile safety technology. In later use it tends to especially refer to technological distractions, such as text messaging or talking on a mobile phone, but it also can refer to adjusting the radio, tending to a child, or talking to other passengers.

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Definitions of distracted from WordNet

distracted (adj.)
having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety;
Synonyms: distrait
From wordnet.princeton.edu