evanescent


ev·a·nes·cent

adjective \-sənt\

: lasting a very short time

Full Definition of EVANESCENT

:  tending to vanish like vapor

Examples of EVANESCENT

  1. <beauty that is as evanescent as a rainbow>

Origin of EVANESCENT

Latin evanescent-, evanescens, present participle of evanescere
First Known Use: 1717

ev·a·nes·cent

adjective \ˌev-ə-ˈnes-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EVANESCENT

: tending to disappear quickly : of relatively short duration <an evanescent rash>

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