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intr.v. ev·a·nesced, ev·a·nesc·ing, ev·a·nesc·es
To dissipate or disappear like vapor. See Synonyms at disappear.

[Latin ēvānēscere, to vanish : ē-, ex-, ex- + vānēscere, to disappear (from vānus, empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots).]

ev′a·nes′cence n.


(intr) (of smoke, mist, etc) to fade gradually from sight; vanish
[C19: from Latin ēvānēscere to disappear; see vanish]


(ˌɛv əˈnɛs, ˈɛv əˌnɛs)

v.i. -nesced, -nesc•ing.
to disappear gradually; fade away.
[1815–25; < Latin ēvānēscere to vanish]
ev`a•nes′cence, n.


Past participle: evanesced
Gerund: evanescing

I evanesce
you evanesce
he/she/it evanesces
we evanesce
you evanesce
they evanesce
I evanesced
you evanesced
he/she/it evanesced
we evanesced
you evanesced
they evanesced
Present Continuous
I am evanescing
you are evanescing
he/she/it is evanescing
we are evanescing
you are evanescing
they are evanescing
Present Perfect
I have evanesced
you have evanesced
he/she/it has evanesced
we have evanesced
you have evanesced
they have evanesced
Past Continuous
I was evanescing
you were evanescing
he/she/it was evanescing
we were evanescing
you were evanescing
they were evanescing
Past Perfect
I had evanesced
you had evanesced
he/she/it had evanesced
we had evanesced
you had evanesced
they had evanesced
I will evanesce
you will evanesce
he/she/it will evanesce
we will evanesce
you will evanesce
they will evanesce
Future Perfect
I will have evanesced
you will have evanesced
he/she/it will have evanesced
we will have evanesced
you will have evanesced
they will have evanesced
Future Continuous
I will be evanescing
you will be evanescing
he/she/it will be evanescing
we will be evanescing
you will be evanescing
they will be evanescing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been evanescing
you have been evanescing
he/she/it has been evanescing
we have been evanescing
you have been evanescing
they have been evanescing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been evanescing
you will have been evanescing
he/she/it will have been evanescing
we will have been evanescing
you will have been evanescing
they will have been evanescing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been evanescing
you had been evanescing
he/she/it had been evanescing
we had been evanescing
you had been evanescing
they had been evanescing
I would evanesce
you would evanesce
he/she/it would evanesce
we would evanesce
you would evanesce
they would evanesce
Past Conditional
I would have evanesced
you would have evanesced
he/she/it would have evanesced
we would have evanesced
you would have evanesced
they would have evanesced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.evanesce - disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
disappear, vanish, go away - get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace"


To pass out of sight either gradually or suddenly:


[ˌɛvəˈnɛs] vi (liter) → svanire
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