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noun preoccupation pronunciation in American English /priˌɑkjəˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. [singular/uncountable] a state in which you think about something so much that you do not think about other things

    She noticed his look of preoccupation.

    preoccupation with:

    a preoccupation with death/sex/violence

    1. a.
      [countable] something that you think about and want to do because it is important

      The safety of their children is a constant preoccupation of most parents.

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