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1. Passing away quickly; evanescent.
2. Botany Withering or dropping off early.
[From Latin fugāx, fugāc-, from fugere, to flee.]
fu·gac′i·ty (-găs′ĭ-tē) n.
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1. passing quickly away; transitory; fleeting
2. (Botany) botany lasting for only a short time: fugacious petals.
[C17: from Latin fugax inclined to flee, swift, from fugere to flee; see fugitive]
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1. fleeting; transitory.
2. Bot. falling or fading early.
[1625–35; < Latin fugāx apt to flee, fleet, derivative of fugere to flee; see -acious]
fu•gac•i•ty (fyuˈgæs ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||fugacious - lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"|
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