un·​ac·​count·​ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈkau̇n-təd \

Definition of unaccounted 

: not accounted : unexplained often used with for

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The Hood County Sheriff’s Office said one person suffered severe burns while another employee is unaccounted for. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Texas chemical plant explosion leaves at least 1 person missing, 1 injured," 15 Mar. 2018 Nearly 7,700 American military personnel remain unaccounted for from the 1950-53 Korean War, according to the U.S. military. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, "How one man’s obsession led to the discovery of a lost WWII pilot," 30 June 2018 More than 400,000 Americans died in World War II, and the Pentagon says nearly 73,000 of them remain unaccounted for. CBS News, "Pilot missing since World War II buried at Arlington National Cemetery," 15 June 2018 After some questioning, the agents determined that six other people, identified as unauthorized immigrants, were unaccounted for. Dana Littlefield, sandiegouniontribune.com, "5 people detained after panga discovered at Torrey Pines State Beach," 27 June 2018 About 5,300 of the nearly 7,800 U.S. troops who are still unaccounted for from the 1950-53 war were missing in North Korea. Jamie Tarabay, CNN, "Kim had a great summit. And he didn't even need to give anything away," 12 June 2018 Many families have lost everything but the worst part is searching for those relatives who are unaccounted for. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "More evacuations announced for volcano-ravaged Guatemala," 7 June 2018 Authorities fear the death toll could rise further because many people are unaccounted for. Jane Onyanga-omara, USA TODAY, "At least 25 killed as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts," 4 June 2018 Incident Commanders have worked closely with construction personnel to account for all workers in the area during the incident and at this time have one person who is unaccounted for. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Body recovered in search for Phoenix airport construction worker following drilling incident," 25 May 2018

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1689, in the meaning defined above

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