intr.v. ev·a·nesced, ev·a·nesc·ing, ev·a·nesc·es
To dissipate or disappear like vapor. See Synonyms at disappear.
[Latin vnscere, to vanish : -, ex-, ex- + vnscere, to disappear (from vnus, empty; see eu- in Indo-European roots).]
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evanesce [ˌɛvəˈnɛs] vb
(intr) (of smoke, mist, etc.) to fade gradually from sight; vanish
[from Latin ēvānēscere to disappear; see vanish]
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ev·a·nesce [ èvvə néss ] (past and past participle ev·a·nesced, present participle ev·a·nesc·ing, 3rd person present singular ev·a·nesc·es)
gradually vanish: to grow less until completely gone ( literary )
His cares evanesced.
[Mid-19th century. < Latin evanescere "vanish" < vanus "empty"]
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: to dissipate like vapor
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