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Definition 1: a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for abductor in the sense of this definition

(abductor is a kind of ...) a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

(... is a kind of abductor ) the abductor muscle of the little finger

(... is a kind of abductor ) the abductor muscles of the little toe

(... is a kind of abductor ) the abductor muscle of the great toe

(... is a kind of abductor ) the abductor muscle of the thumb

Definition 2: someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for abductor in the sense of this definition

(abductor is a kind of ...) a person who captures and holds people or animals

(abductor is a kind of ...) someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

(... is a kind of abductor ) someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers

(... is a kind of abductor ) a kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship

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