evanesce


ev·a·nesce

intransitive verb \ˌe-və-ˈnes\
ev·a·nescedev·a·nesc·ing

Definition of EVANESCE

:  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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