Noun Abductor Definition and Examples







A person who abducts another person.
  1. 'Chinese police are trying to determine the identity of the four abductors.'
  2. 'Two of the abductors were arrested and indicted on murder but at their trial they were found not guilty by an all white jury in under 2 hours.'
  3. 'He was released by his abductors yesterday, two days after they kidnapped him and demanded a $100,000 ransom for his safe release.'
  4. 'Among the nine US citizens missing is a man known to have been kidnapped and whose abductors have threatened to kill him.'
  5. 'The women were raped, bought, sold and, sometimes, murdered; some ended up marrying their abductors.'
  6. 'The Hearst kidnapping was one of the first examples of the Stockholm Syndrome - where kidnap victims come to identify with their abductors as a means of survival.'
  7. 'His abductors refused to accept $54,000 from his father during kidnapping negotiations last week.'
  8. 'According to police, the abductors made them to travel a lot.'
  9. 'She hadn't yet seen any other sign of life besides her abductor and her abductor's family.'
  10. 'All the abductor would need to do is toss the phone out the car window and the child would not be traceable.'
A muscle whose contraction moves a limb or part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.
  1. 'She is recovering from a torn abductor muscle in her thigh.'
  2. 'This exercise engages spinal extensors, hamstrings, abductors and stabilizers.'
  3. followed by Latin genitive 'abductor pollicis'
  4. 'The tears are most likely to the thenar muscles (i.e., opponens pollicis, abductor pollicis brevis and possibly the adductor pollicis).'
  5. 'The artery and nerve may be compromised if a variation of the abductor digiti minimi also occupies the canal.'
((n.) One who abducts.|--|(n.) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward.|--|)


1. a person who abducts.


"germans can have abductors."
"abductors can be at hideouts."
"tourists can have abductors."
"people can have abductors."
"coxaes can have abductors."
"abductors can be for fears."
"abductors can be by telephones."

Early 17th century (as a term in anatomy): modern Latin (see abduct).

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