des·​a·​pa·​re·​cido | \ (ˌ)dāsə(ˌ)pärəˈsētō, (ˌ)de-\
plural -s

Definition of desaparecido

: an Argentine citizen who has been abducted and usually murdered by right-wing terrorists

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History and Etymology for desaparecido

Spanish, literally, disappeared, past participle of desaparecer to disappear, from des- dis- entry 1 (from Latin) + aparecer to appear, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin apparescere, inchoative of Latin apparēre to be visible, appear

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