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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.
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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
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[ˈvænɪʃɪŋ] CPD vanishing cream Ncrema f de día
vanishing point N (fig) → punto m de fuga
vanishing trick Ntruco m de desaparecer
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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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References in classic literature ?
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. But ever the persistent soil remains for others to scrawl themselves across.
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.
Film fans were at Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay for a screening of new thriller The Vanishing, which was co-written and directed by Anglesey actor and director Celyn Jones and stars Gerard Butler.
Rowling read her own book she would remember that you only learn the vanishing charm in 5th year.'
DESPITE 13 million CCTV cameras tracking our every movement in pubs, shops, schools, football grounds, on the roads and even in churches, a record number of Britons are vanishing.
It is shocking." A spokesman for the couple, who last night joined a prayer vigil in their village on the 11th anniversary of Madeleine vanishing, said they would not dignify the posts with a comment.