Monday, September 06, 1999
Definitions for evanescent
- Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; fleeting.
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Citations for evanescent
The Pen which gives. . . permanence to the evanescent thought of a moment.
Every tornado is a little different, and they are all capricious, evanescent and hard to get a fix on.
Origin of evanescent
Evanescent is from Latin evanescere, "to vanish," from e-, "from, out of" + vanescere, "to disappear," from vanus, "empty."