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Evanescent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    evanescent adj : tending to vanish like vapor; "evanescent beauty"
Evanescent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. So evanescent are the fashions of the world in these particulars. --Hawthorne.
  2. Vanishing from notice; imperceptible. The difference between right and wrong, is some petty cases, is almost evanescent. --Wollaston.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Evanescent'

  • Evanescent: Evanescent may refer to: Evanescent (dermatology), a class of skin lesions. Evanescent wave , a term applied to electromagnetic waves that ...
  • Evanescent wave: An evanescent wave is a nearfield standing wave with an intensity that exhibits exponential decay with distance from the boundary at ...
  • Evanescent (Vamps song): Evanescent is the third single by the Japanese band Vamps , released on May 13, 2009. It includes a cover of the 1973 song "Life on Mars? ...
  • Evanescent (dermatology): Evanescent is a term used to describe skin lesion s, like wheals , that last for less than 24hours before resolving. See also : Skin lesion ...

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* Desire nothing, Chafe not at fate, nor at Nature's changeless laws. But struggle only with the personal, the transitory, the evanescent and the perishable. - H Hahn Blavatsky

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