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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evanescent  \Ev`a*nes"cent\,  a.  [L.  evanescens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  evanescere.] 
  1.  Liable  to  vanish  or  pass  away  like  vapor;  vanishing; 
  fleeting;  as  evanescent  joys. 
 
  So  evanescent  are  the  fashions  of  the  world  in  these 
  particulars.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  2.  Vanishing  from  notice;  imperceptible. 
 
  The  difference  between  right  and  wrong  is  some 
  petty  cases,  is  almost  evanescent.  --Wollaston. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evanescent 
  adj  :  tending  to  vanish  like  vapor;  "evanescent  beauty" 




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