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evanescent

[ev-uh-nes-uh nt] /ˌɛv əˈnɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
2.
tending to become imperceptible; scarcely perceptible.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin ēvānēscent- (stem of ēvānēscēns) vanishing, disappearing. See evanesce, -ent
Related forms
evanescently, adverb
nonevanescent, adjective
nonevanescently, adverb
unevanescent, adjective
unevanescently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un evanescent

evanescent

/ˌɛvəˈnɛsənt/
adjective
1.
passing out of sight; fading away; vanishing
2.
ephemeral or transitory
Derived Forms
evanescence, noun
evanescently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un evanescent

evanescent

adj.

1717, from French évanescent, from Latin evanescentem (nominative evanescens), present participle of evanescere "disappear, vanish," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vanescere "vanish" (see vanish).

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un evanescent in Medicine

evanescent ev·a·nes·cent (ěv'ə-něs'ənt)
adj.
Of short duration; passing away quickly.

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