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. {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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