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evanesce


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evanesce  \Ev`a*nesce"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Evanesced};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Evanescing}.  .]  [L.  evanescere  e  out  +  vanescere 
  to  vanish,  fr  vanus  empty,  vain.  See  {Vain},  and  cf 
  {Evanish}.] 
  To  vanish  away  to  become  dissipated  and  disappear,  like 
  vapor. 
 
  I  believe  him  to  have  evanesced  or  evaporated.  --De 
  Quincey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evanesce 
  v  :  disappear  gradually;  as  of  emotions,  for  example;  "The  pain 
  eventually  passed  off"  [syn:  {fade},  {blow  over},  {pass 
  off},  {fleet},  {pass}] 




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