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    A soldier who has disappeared in abattle is MIA. Do we have a word to refer to a soldier who was killed in a battle?

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    Default Re: soldier who was killed in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    A soldier who has disappeared in abattle is MIA. Do we have a word to refer to a soldier who was killed in a battle?
    They were "killed in action" or KIA. See here.

    You could have Googled that yourself and saved yourself some time.
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    Default Re: soldier who was killed in battle

    Actually I did a quick search but I didn't find it, so I thought the safest way was this.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: soldier who was killed in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Actually I did a quick search but I didn't find it, so I thought the safest way was this.
    Thank you for your help.
    Do you know what "MIA" stands for?
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    Default Re: soldier who was killed in battle

    Yes, it stands for "missing in action".

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    Default Re: soldier who was killed in battle

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Yes, it stands for "missing in action".
    I just wondered if you knew what it meant. As you did know what it meant, I'm surprised that you didn't consider that "killed in action" might also be used and Google that. Those are the words I Googled and the first hit was the Wikipedia listing I gave the link to. I'm surprised you didn't find anything in your quick search.
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    Default Re: soldier who was killed in battle

    I did't search for "MIA" on the Web because it was in my dictionary. But when I couldn't find the other one in my dictionary, I Googled it and it turned up nothing, so I came to you. I know and I'm sure if I had searched more I would have found it.
    Thanks anyway.

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