despawn

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ spawn

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despawn ‎(third-person singular simple present despawns, present participle despawning, simple past and past participle despawned)

  1. (video games, ergative) (of an entity in the game world) To be instantaneously destroyed or removed.
    • A mob will immediately despawn if ever there is no player within 128 blocks of it.
    • The helicopter despawned shortly after take-off, leaving the player in an unexpected free fall.
    • The game despawns the enemies after you kill them 15 times or so.

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