evanesce

[ev-uh-nes, ev-uh-nes]
verb (used without object), evanesced, evanescing.
to disappear gradually; vanish; fade away.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin ēvānēscere to vanish

evanescence, noun
evanescible, adjective

1. evanesce, evaporate, liquefy, melt, thaw, transpire, vaporize ; 2. evanescence, evaporation, liquefaction, melting, thawing, transpiration, vaporization.
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evanesce (ˌɛvəˈnɛs)
 
vb
(intr) (of smoke, mist, etc) to fade gradually from sight; vanish
 
[C19: from Latin ēvānēscere to disappear; see vanish]

evanescent (ˌɛvəˈnɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  passing out of sight; fading away; vanishing
2.  ephemeral or transitory
 
eva'nescence
 
n
 
eva'nescently
 
adv

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evanesce
1822, from L. evanescere (see evanescent).

evanescence
1751; see evanescent.
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Example sentences
But the original effort, and the response, left us thinking about the emotional tie of automobile names and their evanescence.
It is however inauthentic because of its evanescence.
We register pleasure but also the loss of pleasure, its evanescence.
Frailty and evanescence are now the lot of all lovely things.
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