desaparecido

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish desaparecido.

Noun[edit]

desaparecido ‎(plural desaparecidos)

  1. One of the people who disappeared during the 1976-1983 military rule in Argentina, presumed to have been killed by members of the regime.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 193:
      And Timerman's memoir, Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number, was the book above all that clothed in living, hurting flesh the necessarily abstract idea of the desaparecido: the disappeared one or, to invest it with the more sinister and grisly past participle with which it came into the world, the one who has been “disappeared.”
    • 2011, Uki Goni, The Guardian, 27 Oct 2011:
      The French missionaries aided the mothers of Argentina's desaparecidos by accompanying them to police stations and military barracks looking for news of their children, before being kidnapped themselves by Astiz.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /dɨ.zɐ.pɐ.ɾɨ.ˈsi.ðu/
  • Hyphenation: de‧sa‧pa‧re‧ci‧do

Adjective[edit]

desaparecido m ‎(feminine singular desaparecida, masculine plural desaparecidos, feminine plural desaparecidas, not comparable)

  1. disappeared

Verb[edit]

desaparecido

  1. Masculine singular past participle of desaparecer

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

desaparecido m ‎(feminine singular desaparecida, masculine plural desaparecidos, feminine plural desaparecidas)

  1. disappeared.
    "¿Adónde fue el conejo desaparacido?" — "Where did the disappeared rabbit go?"

Verb[edit]

desaparecido

  1. Past participle of desaparecer ("to disappear").
    "Mis llaves han desaparacido" — "My keys have disappeared"

Noun[edit]

desaparecido m ‎(plural desaparecidos, feminine desaparecida)

  1. disappeared (ones)
    "La policía encontré ayer los desparecidos" — "Yesterday the police found the disappeared individuals"