Simple past tense and past participle of divert.(verb)
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Use "diverted" in a sentence
"When the law has thus created a certain amount of obstacles, and when, to overcome them, humanity has diverted a corresponding amount of labor, you are no longer allowed to call for the reform of the law; for, if you point out the _obstacle_, they show you the labor which it brings into play; and if you say this is not labor created but _diverted_, they answer you as does the _Esprit"
"Your long post of NON Iraqi related incidents once again diverted from the topic."
"Having said that it seems too easy to distract the left with these conspiricies and allow energy to be diverted from a progressive agenda."