Vanish Definition

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vanished, vanishes
To go or pass suddenly from sight; disappear.
Webster's New World
To pass out of existence.
When the dinosaurs vanished from the earth.
American Heritage
To cease to exist; come to an end.
Webster's New World
To become zero.
Webster's New World

To become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.

The faint last part of any of certain diphthongs, as the sound like a faint (ē) ending the diphthong in boy.
Webster's New World

(phonetics) The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part.

A as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill.
O as in old ordinarily ends with a vanish of oo as in foot.

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")

    From Wiktionary

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