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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vanishing - a sudden or mysterious disappearancevanishing - a sudden or mysterious disappearance
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight
2.vanishing - a sudden disappearance from sightvanishing - a sudden disappearance from sight  
disappearance, disappearing - the act of leaving secretly or without explanation


[ˈvænɪʃɪŋ] CPD vanishing cream Ncrema f de día
vanishing point N (fig) → punto m de fuga
vanishing trick Ntruco m de desaparecer


vanishing act
vanishing cream
n(Haut)pflegecreme f
vanishing point
n (Math) → Fluchtpunkt m; (fig)Nullpunkt m
vanishing trick
n to do a vanishing (magician)etwas verschwinden lassen; he did a vanishing with the rabbiter hat das Kaninchen weggezaubert; every time he’s needed he does a vanishing (inf)jedes Mal, wenn man ihn braucht, verdrückt er sich (inf)
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The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital.
National differences and antagonisms between peoples are daily more and more vanishing, owing to the development of the bourgeoisie, to freedom of commerce, to the world-market, to uniformity in the mode of production and in the conditions of life corresponding thereto.
The names begin to appear fast and furiously, flashing from legal page to legal page and in a flash vanishing.
I was startled by a noise behind me, and turning suddenly saw the flapping white tail of a rabbit vanishing up the slope.
However, the great subject of the happiness of Mr and Mrs Lammle must not be allowed to vanish with the other vanishments--with the vanishing of the murderer, the vanishing of Julius Handford, the vanishing of Lizzie Hexam,--and therefore Veneering must recall the present sheep to the pen from which they have strayed.
I said pig,' replied Alice; `and I wish you wouldn't keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly: you make one quite giddy.
At the very instant when this apparition was vanishing, the truthful eyes glanced at him.
Out of the 238 listed companies identified as Vanishing Companies, due to the efforts of the Ministry and law enforcement agencies, 161 such companies have been traced and 77 more companies are still in the list of Vanishing Companies.
A clearer solution to the vanishing load was presented at the hearing; for every load deducted to a cell-phone user, there will be an automatic notice through text messages, such as VAS deductions,' Aquino said.
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In her introduction to "The Vanishing Stepwells of India", Lautman discusses why and where the stepwells were built.
Cumulatively, these 78 vanishing companies have raised about Rs 356.