Evanesce meaning

ĕvə-nĕs
To dissipate or disappear like vapor.
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To pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; disappear slowly.
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(intransitive) To disappear into a mist or dissipate in vapor.
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(intransitive, chemistry) To transition from the solid state to gaseous state without ever becoming a liquid.
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Origin of evanesce

  • Latin ēvānēscere to vanish ē-, ex- ex- vānēscere to disappear (from vānus empty euə- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin evanescere (“to vanish”).

    From Wiktionary