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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Abscond \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[a^]re (only in comp.) to put. Cf.
1. To hide, withdraw, or be concealed.
The marmot absconds all winter. --Ray.
2. 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.
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "absconded":
absent, away, deleted, departed, disappeared, gone, lacking,
missing, no longer present, nonattendant, nonexistent, not found,
not present, omitted, out of sight, subtracted, taken away,
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