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 for evanesce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Evanesce \Ev`a*nesce"\ ([e^]v`[.a]*n[e^]s"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Evanesced ([e^]v`[.a]*n[e^]st"); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Evanescing. ([e^]v`[.a]*n[e^]s"s[i^]ng).] [L. evanescere; e
     out + vanescere to vanish, fr. vanus empty, vain. See Vain,
     and cf. Evanish.]
     To vanish away; to become dissipated and disappear, like
     vapor.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           I believe him to have evanesced or evaporated. --De
                                                    Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  evanesce
      v 1: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn:
           evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet,
           pass]

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