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Definition of unaccounted for adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    unaccounted for

    NAmE//ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəd ˌfɔr//
    [not before noun]
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  1. 1a person or thing that is unaccounted for cannot be found and people do not know what has happened to them or it At least 300 civilians are unaccounted for after the bombing raids.
  2. 2not explained In the story he gave the police, half an hour was left unaccounted for.
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