A person who is described as removed is acting emotionally distant, like he or she has been taken away.

You can also use removed to mean being far away in time or space from something else, as in "the house was far removed from the city," or "online dictionaries are far removed from what students had available in my day." And finally, if someone is separated by several steps in descent from you, they are removed, as in little Johnny, your twelfth cousin three times removed from Little Rock.

Definitions of removed

adj separate or apart in time

distant, remote
located at a great distance in time or space or degree

adj separated in relationship by a given degree of descent

“a cousin once removed
distant, remote
far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

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