Meaning of desaparecido*

de•sa•pa•re•ci•do

Pronunciation: (Sp. de"sä-pä"re-sē'ô Port. de"zä-pä"ri-sē'd&oobreve Eng. des"&schwa-pär"&schwa-sē'dō), [key]
— pl. -dos
  1. one who has disappeared: used, esp. in Latin America, in referring to a person who has been secretly imprisoned or killed during a government's program of political suppression.
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