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feminine: desaparecida masculine noun, feminine noun

  • 2 (Politics)un grupo de madres cuyos hijos están entre los desaparecidos
    a group of mothers whose children are among the disappeared or among those who have disappeared or among those who have gone missing
    detenida desaparecida desaparecidos

Cultural Note: desaparecidos

The name for people who in the 1970s, during the military dictatorships in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, were detained by the police, secret police and the armed forces in a campaign to restore "law and order". Thousands of detainees were murdered and never seen again.
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