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Meaning of EVANESCENT

Pronunciation:  `evu'nesunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty"
 

EVANESCENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: impermanent, temporary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ev`a*nes"cent\, a. [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of
evanescere.]
1. Liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing;
   fleeting; as, evanescent joys.

         So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these
         particulars.                          --Hawthorne.

2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible.

         The difference between right and wrong, is some
         petty cases, is almost evanescent.    --Wollaston.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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