Definition of desaparecido
: an Argentine citizen who has been abducted and usually murdered by right-wing terrorists
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Origin and Etymology of desaparecido
Spanish, literally, disappeared, past participle of desaparecer to disappear, from des- 1dis- (from Latin) + aparecer to appear, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin apparescere, inchoative of Latin apparēre to be visible, appear — more at appear
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