evanescent

  • 1 évanescent — évanescent, ente [ evanesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1810; lat. evanescens, de evanescere « disparaître » ♦ Littér. Qui s amoindrit et disparaît graduellement. Image évanescente. ⇒ fugitif. Impression évanescente, qui s efface, s évanouit. ⊗ CONTR. Durable …

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  • 2 evanescent — EVANESCÉNT, Ă, evanescenţi, te, adj. (Rar) Care se pierde, care dispare treptat. – Din fr. évanescent. Trimis de laurap, 06.03.2005. Sursa: DEX 98  evanescént adj. m., pl. evanescénţi; f. sg. evanescéntă, pl …

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  • 3 Evanescent — 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. [1913 Webster] So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these particulars. Hawthorne.… …

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  • 4 évanescent — évanescent, ente (é va nè ssan, ssan t ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui s évanouit, s efface, disparaît.    Terme de botanique. Nectaire évanescent, celui qui s amoindrit à mesure que le fruit se développe et qui finit par disparaître. ÉTYMOLOGIE… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 evanescent — 1717, from Fr. évanescent, from L. evanescentem (nom. evanescens), prp. of evanescere disappear, vanish, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + vanescere vanish (see VANISH (Cf. vanish)) …

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  • 6 evanescent — index elusive, ephemeral, indiscernible, temporary, transient, transitory, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 7 evanescent — ephemeral, passing, fugitive, fleeting, *transient, transitory, momentary, short lived …

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  • 8 evanescent — [adj] transient brief, disappearing, fading, fleeting, momentary, passing, shortlived, temporary, tenuous, vanishing; concepts 551,798 …

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  • 9 evanescent — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly literary ▪ quickly fading from sight, memory, or existence. DERIVATIVES evanesce verb evanescence noun. ORIGIN from Latin evanescere disappear …

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  • 10 evanescent — [ev΄ənes′ənt] adj. [< L evanescens, prp.: see EVANESCE] tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral SYN. TRANSIENT evanescently adv …

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  • 11 evanescent — adjective /ˌɛv.əˈnɛs.ənt/ a) Vanishing, disappearing. The sea was each little birds great playmate. . . . In their airy flutterings, they seemed to rest on the evanescent spray. b) Ephemeral, momentary, fleeting. . . . making the ideal of my… …

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  • 12 evanescent — [[t]e̱vəne̱s(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is evanescent gradually disappears from sight or memory. [FORMAL or LITERARY] ...the evanescent scents of summer herbs, flowers or exotic spices. Syn: ephemeral …

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  • 13 evanescent — adjective Etymology: Latin evanescent , evanescens, present participle of evanescere Date: 1717 tending to vanish like vapor Synonyms: see transient …

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  • 14 evanescent — evanescently, adv. /ev euh nes euhnt/, adj. 1. vanishing; fading away; fleeting. 2. tending to become imperceptible; scarcely perceptible. [1745 55; < L evanescent (s. of evanescens) vanishing, disappearing. See EVANESCE, ENT] * * * …

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  • 15 evanescent — Of short duration. [L. e, out, + vanesco, to vanish] * * * ev·a·nes·cent .ev ə nes ənt adj tending to disappear quickly: of relatively short duration <an evanescent rash> * * * ev·a·nes·cent (ev″ə nesґənt) [L. evanescere to… …

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  • 16 evanescent — ev|a|nes|cent [ˌevəˈnesənt, ˌi: US ˌev ] adj literary [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of evanescere to disappear ] something that is evanescent does not last very long …

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  • 17 evanescent — adjective 1》 chiefly literary quickly fading from sight, memory, or existence. 2》 Physics denoting a field or wave which extends into a region where it cannot propagate and whose amplitude therefore decreases with distance. Derivatives evanesce… …

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  • 18 evanescent — adjective, literary operating on an evanescent budget Syn: vanishing, fading, evaporating, melting away, disappearing; ephemeral, fleeting, short lived, short term, transitory, transient, fugitive, temporary See note at …

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  • 19 evanescent — ev•a•nes•cent [[t]ˌɛv əˈnɛs ənt[/t]] adj. vanishing; fading away • Etymology: 1745–55; < L ēvānēscent , s. of ēvānēscēns ev a•nes′cent•ly, adv …

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  • 20 évanescent — См. evanescente …

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