Evanesced
Evanesce Ev`a*nesce" ([e^]v`[.a]*n[e^]s"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Evanesced} ([e^]v`[.a]*n[e^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Evanescing}. ([e^]v`[.a]*n[e^]s"s[i^]ng).] [L. evanescere; e out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See {Vain}, and cf. {Evanish}.] To vanish away; to become dissipated and disappear, like vapor. [1913 Webster]

I believe him to have evanesced or evaporated. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


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  • evanesced — ev·a·nesce || ‚evÉ™ nes v. dissipate, disappear, fade away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Evanesce — Ev a*nesce ([e^]v [.a]*n[e^]s ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Evanesced} ([e^]v [.a]*n[e^]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Evanescing}. ([e^]v [.a]*n[e^]s s[i^]ng).] [L. evanescere; e out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See {Vain}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evanescing — Evanesce Ev a*nesce ([e^]v [.a]*n[e^]s ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Evanesced} ([e^]v [.a]*n[e^]st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Evanescing}. ([e^]v [.a]*n[e^]s s[i^]ng).] [L. evanescere; e out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See {Vain}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evanesce — evanescence, n. evanescible, adj. /ev euh nes , ev euh nes /, v.i., evanesced, evanescing. to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away. [1815 25; < L evanescere to VANISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • evanescence — 1. (evanescence) (738↑, 91↓) in actuallity it means: to dissipate or disappear like vapor life is in a constant state of evanescence. Author: frankie http://evanescence.urbanup.com/1144758 2. (evanescence) (674↑, 93↓) 1) To disappear or vanish… …   Urban English dictionary

  • vanish — vanish, evanesce, evaporate, disappear, fade can all mean to pass from view or out of existence. Vanish implies a complete, often mysterious, and usually sudden passing; it commonly suggests absence of all trace or of any clue that would permit… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • evanesce — /ɛvəˈnɛs/ (say evuh nes) verb (i) (evanesced, evanescing) to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away. {Latin ēvānescere} –evanescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • evanesce — [ev΄ə nes′] vi. evanesced, evanescing [L evanescere < e , out + vanescere, to vanish < vanus, VAIN] to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; disappear slowly …   English World dictionary

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