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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. abandonment
La depresión de Manuel es fruto del desamparo que sufrió de pequeño.Manuel's depression is the result of the abandonment he suffered when he was younger.
b. neglect
Desde que la cuidadora dejó de venir el hombre vivía en situación de desamparo.Since the nurse stopped visiting the old man has lived in a state of neglect.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (abandono)
a. abandonment
2. (aflicción)
a. helplessness
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1 (acto) desertion; abandonment
2 (estado) helplessness
3 (cese) cessation
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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