Ab*scond" (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Absconded; p. pr. & vb. n. Absconding.] [L. abscondere to hide; ab, abs + condere to lay up; con + d�xdd;re (only in comp.) to put. Cf. Do.]


To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.

The marmot absconds all winter. Ray.


To depart clandestinely; to steal off and secrete one's self; -- used especially of persons who withdraw to avoid a legal process; as, an absconding debtor.

That very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond. Macaulay.


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Ab*scond", v. t.

To hide; to conceal.




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