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ˌɛv əˈnɛs əntevanes·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evanescentadjective

    tending to vanish like vapor

    "evanescent beauty"


  1. evanescentadjective

    Vanishing, disappearing.

    Etymology: From evanescens

  2. evanescentadjective

    Ephemeral, momentary, fleeting.

    Etymology: From evanescens

  3. evanescentadjective

    Barely there; almost imperceptible.

    Etymology: From evanescens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evanescentadjective

    liable to vanish or pass away like vapor; vanishing; fleeting; as, evanescent joys

    Etymology: [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of evanescere.]

  2. Evanescentadjective

    vanishing from notice; imperceptible

    Etymology: [L. evanescens, -entis, p. pr. of evanescere.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evanescent

    ev-an-es′ent, adj. fleeting; imperceptible.—v.i. Evanesce′, to fade away.—n. Evanes′cence.—adv. Evanes′cently. [L. evanescens, -entise, vanescĕre, to vanish—vanus, empty.]


  1. Evanescent

    disappearing; becoming gradually less.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evanescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evanescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of evanescent in a Sentence

  1. H Hahn Blavatsky:

    Desire nothing, Chafe not at fate, nor at Nature's changeless laws. But struggle only with the personal, the transitory, the evanescent and the perishable.

  2. Constantin Stanislavski:

    Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets.

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    applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    • A. lank
    • B. tantamount
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