evanescence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin ēvānēscēns, present participle of ēvānēscō (I vanish, I fade away, I lapse).

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Noun[edit]

evanescence (countable and uncountable, plural evanescences)

  1. The act or state of vanishing away; disappearance.
    the evanescence of vapor, of a dream, of earthly plants or hopes. --Rambler
  2. The event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight.
    the evanescence of the morning mist.

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