vanish

[ van-ish ]
/ ˈvæn ɪʃ /

verb (used without object)

to disappear from sight, especially quickly; become invisible: The frost vanished when the sun came out.
to go away, especially furtively or mysteriously; disappear by quick departure: The thief vanished in the night.
to disappear by ceasing to exist; come to an end: The pain vanished after he took an aspirin.
Mathematics. (of a number, quantity, or function) to become zero.

verb (used with object)

to cause to disappear.

noun

Phonetics. the last part of a vowel sound when it differs noticeably in quality from the main sound, as the faint (ē) at the end of the (ā) in the pronunciation of pain.

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Origin of vanish

1275–1325; Middle English vanisshen,vanissen<Middle French evaniss-, long stem of e(s)vanir ≪ Latin ex-ex-1 + vānēscere to pass away, equivalent to vān(us) vain + -ēscere inchoative suffix

SYNONYMS FOR vanish

ANTONYMS FOR vanish

1 appear.

synonym study for vanish

1. See disappear.

OTHER WORDS FROM vanish

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British Dictionary definitions for vanish

vanish
/ (ˈvænɪʃ) /

verb (intr)

to disappear, esp suddenly or mysteriously
to cease to exist; fade away
maths to become zero

noun

phonetics rare the second and weaker of the two vowels in a falling diphthong

Derived forms of vanish

vanisher, nounvanishingly, adverb

Word Origin for vanish

C14: vanissen, from Old French esvanir, from Latin ēvānēscere to evaporate, from ē- ex- 1 + vānēscere to pass away, from vānus empty
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Idioms and Phrases with vanish

vanish

see under into thin air.

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