defected

[ noun dee-fekt, dih-fekt; verb dih-fekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF defected
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFECTED

Father, who defected from Hector, captured the Senator and vice versa.

Reason or the fact that he had defected or what he might have known about his defection.

She informed me before anyone knew he defected that he was in Europe.

When Oswald defected, she sent me a newspaper clipping about it.

Did you know that he had defected or attempted to defect in 1959?

He kept to himself, and when he went abroad, he defected to Russia.

It was not a dishonorable discharge, but a discharge less than honorable after he defected.

That was our first intimation that this man had defected, when we read it in a newspaper article.

Some have defected to China, to the satellite nations and to Russia.

That's right, because after he defected here, she visited here.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin defectus, past participle of deficere "to fail, desert" (see defect (n.)). Related: Defected; defecting.