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evanesce

[ ev-uh-nes, ev-uh-nes ]
/ 藢蓻v 蓹藞n蓻s, 藞蓻v 蓹藢n蓻s /
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verb (used without object), ev路a路nesced, ev路a路nesc路ing.
to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.
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Origin of evanesce

First recorded in 1815鈥25; from Latin 膿v膩n膿scere 鈥渢o disappear, vanish鈥; see origin at vanish

OTHER WORDS FROM evanesce

ev路a路nes路ci路ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH evanesce

evanesce , evaporate, liquefy, melt, thaw, transpire, vaporize
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How to use evanesce in a sentence

  • It was an ignoble love, tigerish and animal, which would evanesce long before her youth and beauty had faded away.

    Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for evanesce

evanesce
/ (藢蓻v蓹藞n蓻s) /

verb
(intr) (of smoke, mist, etc) to fade gradually from sight; vanish

Word Origin for evanesce

C19: from Latin 膿v膩n膿scere to disappear; see vanish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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