- 1 NAmE//ˈæbstrækt//abstract something (from something) to remove something from somewhere She abstracted the main points from the argument. a plan to abstract 8 million gallons of water from the river
- 2 NAmE//əbˈstrækt//, NAmE//æbˈstrækt//, NAmE//ˈæbstrækt//abstract something (technology) to make a written summary of a book, etc.
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abstractjump to other results
he / she / it abstracts
past simple abstracted
-ing form abstracting