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evanesce

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verb ev·a·nesce \ˌe-və-ˈnes\

Definition of evanesce

ev·a·nescedev·a·nesc·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to dissipate like vapor



Examples of evanesce

  1. <the kids' rainy-day gloom evanesced the minute they heard that we were going out for ice cream>



Origin of evanesce

Latin evanescere — more at vanish


First Known Use: 1822


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