You searched for: “absenting
absent (verb), absents; absented; absenting
To stay away from something: Debra and Amanda were absenting themselves from the meeting because of the bad weather.

The chairman asked, "Why did you absent yourself from the meeting yesterday?"

With permission, Antonio, Danny, and Luis have absented themselves from attending the lecture at the university the following day.

The members of the club were absenting themselves from the golf course because of the rain.

This entry is located in the following unit: a-, ab-, abs- (page 9)