[ ev-uh-nes, ev-uh-nes ]
/ ˌɛv əˈnɛs, ˈɛv əˌnɛs /
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verb (used without object), ev·a·nesced, ev·a·nesc·ing.
to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.
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Origin of evanesce
First recorded in 1815–25; from Latin ēvānēscere “to disappear, vanish”; see origin at vanish
OTHER WORDS FROM evanesceev·a·nes·ci·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for evanesce
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
/ (ˌɛvəˈnɛs) /
(intr) (of smoke, mist, etc) to fade gradually from sight; vanish
Word Origin for evanesce
C19: from Latin ēvānēscere to disappear; see vanish
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