Ev`a*nesce" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Evanesced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Evanescing. ().] [L. evanescere; e out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See Vain, and cf. Evanish.]

To vanish away; to because dissipated and disappear, like vapor.

I believe him to have evanesced or evaporated. De Quincey.


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