Preoccupied definition

prē-ŏkyə-pīd
The definition of preoccupied is someone who is busy with or engaged in something.

An example of preoccupied is a person who is texting while driving.

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Formerly or already occupied.
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Previously or already occupied.
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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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Formerly or already occupied.
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Already used and therefore unavailable for further use. Used of taxonomic names.
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Absorbed in thought; engrossed.
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Excessively concerned with something; distracted.
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(taxonomy) Designating or of a name already used and hence no longer available.
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Absorbed in one's thoughts.
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Focused on a certain matter.

Preoccupied with losing weight.

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Already used and therefore unavailable for further use. Used of taxonomic names.
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Absorbed in thought; engrossed.
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Excessively concerned with something; distracted.
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Simple past tense and past participle of preoccupy.
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