disappearing


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dis·ap·pear

 (dĭs′ə-pîr′)
v. dis·ap·peared, dis·ap·pear·ing, dis·ap·pears
v.intr.
1. To pass out of sight; vanish: The moon disappeared behind the clouds.
2. To cease to be seen; be missing or unfound: Her purse disappeared from her locker. The plane disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
3. To cease to exist: Dinosaurs disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous Period.
v.tr.
To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.

dis′ap·pear′ance n.
Synonyms: disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, vanish
These verbs mean to pass out of sight or existence: a skyscraper disappearing in the fog; time seeming to evanesce; courage evaporating; memories fading away; hope slowly vanishing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disappearing - the act of leaving secretly or without explanationdisappearing - the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
departure, going, going away, leaving - the act of departing
vanishing - a sudden disappearance from sight
References in classic literature ?
Without thinking about it, he accepted this disappearing into the wall as a peculiarity of his father, as milk and half- digested meat were peculiarities of his mother.
Then there came a time when the grey cub no longer saw his father appearing and disappearing in the wall nor lying down asleep in the entrance.
I caught a glimpse of a black mass disappearing in the east, its beacon lights dying out in the distance.
The last Sioux were disappearing in the south, along the banks of Republican River.
The appearance of this part of Africa was, moreover, quite calculated to inspire alarm: the desert was gradually expanding around them; not another village was to be seen--not even a collection of a few huts; and vegetation also was disappearing.
With his glass he scrutinized every quarter of the horizon; he saw the last rising ground gradually melting to the dead level, and the last vegetation disappearing, while, before him, stretched the immensity of the desert.
Digital and permanent are no longer synonymous: Although it once was the case that content posted online stayed there forever, platforms such as Snap-chat and Instagram Stories have changed this with disappearing content.