evanesce

[ 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

1815–25; < Latin ēvānēscere to vanish
Related formsev·a·nes·cence, nounev·a·nes·ci·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for evanesced

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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Word Origin and History for evanesced

evanesce


v.

1822, a back-formation from evanescence, or else from Latin evanescere "to pass away, vanish" (see evanescent).

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