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

  Vanish \Van"ish\ (v[a^]n"[i^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vanished
     (v[a^]n"[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Vanishing.] [OE.
     vanissen, OF. vanir (in comp.): cf. OF. envanir, esvanir,
     esvanu["i]r, F. s'['e]vanouir; fr. L. vanus empty, vain; cf.
     L. vanescere, evanescere, to vanish. See Vain, and cf.
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     1. To pass from a visible to an invisible state; to go out of
        sight; to disappear; to fade; as, vapor vanishes from the
        sight by being dissipated; a ship vanishes from the sight
        of spectators on land.
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              The horse vanished . . . out of sight. --Chaucer.
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              Go; vanish into air; away!            --Shak.
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              The champions vanished from their posts with the
              speed of lightning.                   --Sir W.
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              Gliding from the twilight past to vanish among
              realities.                            --Hawthorne.
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     2. To be annihilated or lost; to pass away. "All these
        delights will vanish." --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vanish \Van"ish\ (v[a^]n"[i^]sh), n. (Phon.)
     The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element,
     differing more or less in quality from the main part; as, a
     as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill, o as
     in old with a vanish of oo as in foot. --Rush.
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     Note: The vanish is included by Mr. Bell under the general
           term glide.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He
           disappeared without a trace" [syn: disappear, vanish,
           go away] [ant: appear]
      2: become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when
         day broke" [syn: vanish, disappear, go away]
      3: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing
         beneath him" [syn: fly, fell, vanish]
      4: cease to exist; "An entire civilization vanished" [syn:
         vanish, disappear] [ant: appear, come along]
      5: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las
         Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized" [syn: vanish,
         fly, vaporize]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "vanish":
     abandon, abscond, be annihilated, be consumed, be destroyed,
     be done for, be gone, be no more, be wiped out, beat a retreat,
     bow out, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, clear, come to naught,
     come to nothing, conk out, dematerialize, depart, die, die away,
     die out, disappear, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve,
     do a fade-out, dwindle, end, erode, evacuate, evanesce, evaporate,
     exit, expire, fade, fade away, fade out, flee, fleet, flit, fly,
     go, go away, hide, leave no trace, leave the scene, melt,
     melt away, melt like snow, pass, pass away, pass out, peg out,
     perish, peter out, quit, remove, retire, retire from sight,
     retreat, run out, sink, sink away, succumb, suffer an eclipse,
     vacate, vanish from sight, waste, waste away, wear away,

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