• To vanish.

  • To turn an enemy (or "enemy", since many hadn't done a damn thing) into an unperson. A popular pastime invented by dictators in Argentina and Chile, back in the 70's. Life imitates art, though I doubt Pinochet or Videla had read much Orwell.
  • Dis`ap*pear" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disappeared (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disappearing.]

    1.

    To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of light; a ship disappears as she sails from port.

    2.

    To cease to be or exist; as, the epidemic has disappeared.

     

    © Webster 1913.

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