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missing

[mis-ing] /ˈmɪs ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
lacking, absent, or not found:
a missing person.
Idioms
2.
go missing, Chiefly British. to disappear; become lost:
My keys have gone missing.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; miss1 + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for go missing

missing

/ˈmɪsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not present; absent or lost
2.
not able to be traced and not known to be dead: nine men were missing after the attack
3.
go missing, to become lost or disappear
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Word Origin and History for go missing

missing

adj.

"not present, absent," 1520s, from present participle of miss (v.). Military sense of "not present after a battle but not known to have been killed or captured" is from 1845. Missing link first attested 1851 in Lyell. Missing person is from 1876.

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