evanesce

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Evanesce \Ev'a*nesce"\ ([e^]v'[.a]*n[e^]s"), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Evanesced} ([e^]v'[.a]*n[e^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Evanescing}. ([e^]v'[.a]*n[e^]s"s[i^]ng).] [L. evanescere; e out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See {Vain}, and cf. {Evanish}.] To vanish away; to become dissipated and disappear, like vapor.

I believe him to have evanesced or evaporated. --De Quincey.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

evanesce

verb

1: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn: {evanesce}, {fade}, {blow over}, {pass off}, {fleet}, {pass}]


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