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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Definitions for evanesce

  1. to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.

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Citations for evanesce
The girl watched Linda as though she might evanesce at any moment, trailing behind her, showing no affection, her bright eyes searching and expectant. Tim Gautreaux, The Missing, 2009
Of course they evanesce / with the climb of the sun. But this is one / of the many things I hate about having you gone. / If you were here none / of it could happen. Catherine Carter, "Song for the Absent, with Hatchets," The Memory of Gills, 2006
Origin of evanesce
1815-1825
Evanesce came to English in the early 1800s from the Latin ēvānēscere meaning "to vanish."