An example of to vanish is for free food to disappear from a table in a room filled with college football players.
When the dinosaurs vanished from the earth.
Origin of vanish
- Middle English vanisshen alteration of Old French esvanir esvaniss- from Vulgar Latin exvanīre alteration of Latin ēvānēscere ē-, ex- ex- vānēscere to vanish (from vānus empty euə- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Aphetic for obsolete evanish, from Middle English, from Old French esvanir, esvaniss- (French évanouir), Vulgar Latin evanescere, from vanus (“empty")