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evanesce

[ev-uh-nes, ev-uh-nes] /ˌɛv əˈnɛs, ˈɛv əˌnɛs/
verb (used without object), evanesced, evanescing.
1.
to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin ēvānēscere to vanish
Related forms
evanescence, noun
evanescible, adjective
Can be confused
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Examples for evanesce
  • The server gets grumpy, and the bartender probably keeps it warm on top of the machine, letting all the flavor evanesce.
British Dictionary definitions for evanesce

evanesce

/ˌɛvəˈnɛs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (of smoke, mist, etc) to fade gradually from sight; vanish
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ēvānēscere to disappear; see vanish
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Word Origin and History for evanesce
evanesce
1822, from L. evanescere (see evanescent).
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