Borrowed from Latin distractus, from distraho (“to pull apart”), from dis- + traho (“to pull”).
(transitive) To divert the attention of. ▼
divided, scattered; sold
From dis- + trahō (“I drag”).
I draw, pull or drag asunder; tear in pieces, separate forcibly, divide; scatter.
I sell separately (in parcels), retail; sell (in general)
I draw in different directions; divide, distract, perplex.
I separate in sentiment, estrange, alienate.