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missing

adjective
     
miss‧ing
1 something that is missing is not in its usual place, so that you cannot find it:
We found the missing piece of the jigsaw under the chair.
The keys have been missing for ages.
missing from
Two bottles were missing from the drugs cupboard.
go missing British English
The scissors have gone missing again.
2 if part of something is missing, it is no longer attached or has been destroyed:
Two of her front teeth were missing.
The last page of the diary was missing.
missing from
There's a button missing from your shirt.
3 someone who is missing has disappeared, and no one knows if they are alive or dead:
Two crew members survived, but two are still missing.
go missing British English
Nearly 100,000 young people go missing in Britain each year.
When Lily did not come home, her parents called the police to report her missing.
4 not present or not included in something
missing from
Why is my name missing from the list?
Something was missing from her life.
5

missing in action

a soldier who is missing in action has not returned after a battle and their body has not been found

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