ev·​a·​nesce | \ ˌe-və-ˈnes How to pronounce evanesce (audio) \
evanesced; evanescing

Definition of evanesce

intransitive verb

: to dissipate like vapor

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Synonyms & Antonyms for evanesce


dematerialize, disappear, dissolve, evaporate, fade, flee, fly, melt, sink, vanish


appear, materialize

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Examples of evanesce in a Sentence

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

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The experience of simply having the experience, and letting each moment arrive unexpectedly and evanesce in its own time. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes July 2-8," 29 June 2018 The number of daily active users in March was lower than the average for the first quarter as a whole, a signal that Snap's user base may be evanescing into the void. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Snap Inc. again shows why it should not have become a public company," 2 May 2018 The arc of his coming to America is dizzying: mystery begat hype, hype yielded to skepticism, skepticism evanesced under sheer amazement. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Nine Innings: Inside Ohtani's Electric Debut, Masahiro Tanaka's Resurgence and Ranking the Most Surprising Starts to 2018," 9 Apr. 2018 And with every new meeting, my hatred has evanesced like fog in a bright sun. Will Blythe, Esquire, "Hating Coach K," 1 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of evanesce

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for evanesce

Latin evanescere — more at vanish

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