Disappearing
Disappear Dis`ap*pear", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disappeared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disappearing}.] 1. To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the approach of light; a ship disappears as she sails from port. [1913 Webster]

2. To cease to be or exist; as, the epidemic has disappeared. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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