evanesce

[ ev-uh-nes, ev-uh-nes ]
/ ˌɛv əˈnɛs, ˈɛv əˌnɛs /

verb (used without object), ev·a·nesced, ev·a·nesc·ing.

to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.

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Origin of evanesce

1815–25; < Latin ēvānēscere to vanish

OTHER WORDS FROM evanesce

ev·a·nes·cence, nounev·a·nes·ci·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH evanesce

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British Dictionary definitions for evanesce

evanesce
/ (ˌɛvəˈnɛs) /

verb

(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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