evanesce

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verb ev·a·nesce \ˌe-və-ˈnes\

Definition of evanesce

evanesced

;

evanescing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to dissipate like vapor

Examples of evanesce in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of evanesce

Latin evanescere — more at vanish


First Known Use: 1822



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