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displaced

[ dis-pleyst ]
/ dɪsˈpleɪst /
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adjective

lacking a home, country, etc.
moved or put out of the usual or proper place.

noun (used with a plural verb)

Usually the displaced . persons who lack a home, as through political exile, destruction of their previous shelter, or lack of financial resources: After the earthquake, the displaced were temporarily housed in armories.

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Origin of displaced

First recorded in 1565–75; displace + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM displaced

un·dis·placed, adjective
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