[Spanish de-sah-pah-re-see-th aw; Portuguese de-zah-pah-ri-see-doo; English des-uh-pahr-uh-see-doh]

noun, plural de·sa·pa·re·ci·dos [Spanish de-sah-pah-re-see-th aws; Portuguese de-zah-pah-ri-see-doo s; English des-uh-pahr-uh-see-dohz] /Spanish ˌdɛ sɑˌpɑ rɛˈsi ðɔs; Portuguese ˌdɛ zɑˌpɑ rɪˈsi dʊs; English ˌdɛs əˌpɑr əˈsi doʊz/. Spanish, Portuguese.

one who has disappeared: used, especially in Latin America, in referring to a person who has been secretly imprisoned or killed during a government's program of political suppression.

Nearby words

  1. desalination,
  2. desalinization,
  3. desalinize,
  4. desalivate,
  5. desalt,
  6. desargues,
  7. desargues's theorem,
  8. desargues, gérard,
  9. desaturated,
  10. desaturation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019