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desertion

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzɜːrʃən; dɪˈzɜːʃən/

Translation of desertion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] deserción (feminine); [Politics/Política] defección (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • According to the CBS News programme 60 Minutes, there have been 5,500 desertions amongst US troops.
    • In 1921 King George V granted him a pardon on the desertion charge.
    • He just finished serving 30 days in jail for his 1965 desertion.
    1.2 (of family, place) abandono (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • We confined our trapping to the late stages of incubation to minimize nest desertion due to trapping procedures.
    • Often the socio-economic implications arising out of desertions by the spouse is overlooked by society.
    • Paradoxically, the distrust is further fuelled by the desertion of an assistant counsel on the team last month.
    1.3 (of cause, principles) deserción (feminine)

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