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See also: disparaitre


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Formed from dis- +‎ paraître, based on Late Latin dispareo, disparere.


  • IPA(key): /dis.pa.ʁɛtʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛtʁ



  1. to disappear
    • 1997, Le Courrier de la nature, number 161-174, page 149:
      A noter que la caouanne, Caretta caretta, semble effectivement ne plus pondre en Corse, l'espèce n'a pas complètement disparu des côtes de France où, chaque année, quelques individus sont capturés involuntairement par des engins de pêche.
      It should be noted that the loggerhead turtle, Caretta caretta, no longer seems to lay eggs in Corsica, but the species has not completely disappeared from French coastlines where, each year, several individuals are caught unintentionally in fishing apparatus.
  2. (video games) to despawn


  • While the verb usually takes avoir as an auxiliary verb, in a literary context it can take être.

This verb is one of a fairly small group of -re verbs, that are all conjugated the same way. They are unlike other verb groups in that the ‘i’ is given a circumflex before a ‘t’.

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