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 for Lost motion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lost \Lost\, a. [Prop. p. p. of OE. losien. See Lose, v. t.]
     1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be
        found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
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     2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb;
        lost honor.
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     3. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed
        ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost
        opportunity or benefit.
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     5. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way;
        bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a
        stranger lost in London.
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     6. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past
        help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to
        virtue; a lost soul.
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     7. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated;
        insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
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     8. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an
        island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
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     9. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as
        to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in
        thought.
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     Lost motion (Mach.), the difference between the motion of a
        driver and that of a follower, due to the yielding of
        parts or looseness of joints.
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