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fugacious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fugacious  \Fu*ga"cious\,  a.  [L.  fugax,  fugacis,  from  fugere:  cf 
  F.  fugace.  See  {Fugitive}.] 
  1.  Flying,  or  disposed  to  fly;  fleeing  away  lasting  but  a 
  short  time;  volatile. 
 
  Much  of  its  possessions  is  so  hid,  so  fugacious,  and 
  of  so  uncertain  purchase.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Fleeting;  lasting  but  a  short  time;  --  applied 
  particularly  to  organs  or  parts  which  are  short-lived  as 
  compared  with  the  life  of  the  individual. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fugacious 
  adj  :  enduring  a  very  short  time;  "the  ephemeral  joys  of 
  childhood";  "a  passing  fancy";  "youth's  transient 
  beauty";  "love  is  transitory  but  at  is  eternal"; 
  "fugacious  blossoms"  [syn:  {ephemeral},  {passing},  {short-lived}, 
  {transient},  {transitory}] 




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