Distancing
Distance Dis"tance, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distanced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distancing}.] 1. To place at a distance or remotely. [1913 Webster]

I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles distanced thence. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote. [1913 Webster]

His peculiar art of distancing an object to aggrandize his space. --H. Miller. [1913 Webster]

3. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see {Distance}, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly. [1913 Webster]

He distanced the most skillful of his contemporaries. --Milner. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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