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.

Nearby words

  1. evaluable,
  2. evaluate,
  3. evaluation,
  4. evaluative,
  5. evan,
  6. evanescence,
  7. evanescent,
  8. evang.,
  9. evangel,
  10. evangeliary

Origin of evanesce

1815–25; < Latin ēvānēscere to vanish

Related formsev·a·nes·cence, nounev·a·nes·ci·ble, adjective

Can be confusedevanesce evaporate liquefy melt thaw transpire vaporizeevanescence evaporation liquefaction melting thawing transpiration vaporization

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British Dictionary definitions for evanescence

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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