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intr.v. van·ished, van·ish·ing, van·ish·es
a. To pass out of sight, especially quickly; disappear. See Synonyms at disappear.
b. To pass out of existence: when the dinosaurs vanished from the earth.
2. Mathematics To become zero. Used of a function or variable.

[Middle English vanisshen, alteration of Old French esvanir, esvaniss-, from Vulgar Latin *exvanīre, alteration of Latin ēvānēscere : ē-, ex-, ex- + vānēscere, to vanish (from vānus, empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots).]

van′ish·er n.
van′ish·ing·ly adv.
van′ish·ment n.


obsolete an act of vanishing
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The act or an example of passing out of sight:
References in classic literature ?
And the reason of the vanishment may be (if you want a reason), either that the ghost does not like letting a stranger like me into its secrets, or that vanishing is a settled habit of ghosts and of everything associated with them, or that this ghost has changed its mind in the course of three hours (being the ghost of a woman, I am sure that's not wonderful), and doesn't care to see you 'when the full moon shines on Saint Anthony's Well.
The catalogue of Jewish affliction and vanishment was overwhelming and oddly tedious, lunch several hours away, and kaichi was possibly still unconscious, floating insensible in the ether, and alone.
Of course, the myth of Native American vanishment is not exclusive to the South, but its ubiquitousness is peculiar in a region where "no less than 40 percent of southerners claimed Native ancestry" (Taylor 27).