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  • v. To vanish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To vanish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To vanish.

Etymologies

e- + vanish: compare Latin evanescere. See evanesce, vanish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • (Poetical): to disappear; vanish; cease to exist; disappear by imperceptible degrees.

    "Mine is the atom of clay for the grave,
    Ours is the Earth with hill, valley and wave:
    Mine will evanish like corpse in the sod,
    Ours will arise to the heaven, Oh God! -- Goodwyn Barmby

    (First stanza of the 5-stanza poem "Mine and Ours" in Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, published by The Punch Office, v.4, 1846 Jul-Dec, 1848)

    January 11, 2009