disappear

When something disappears, it's gone. To disappear is to vanish, evaporate, or just fade away.

The word disappear is made up of dis, meaning "do the opposite of" and appear. So to disappear is to do the opposite of appear. Magicians are experts at making things disappear: one minute the rabbit is here, and the next, it's gone! When you lose something, like one of a pair of socks, you could say it disappeared. Snow disappears as it melts; boiling water disappears as it evaporates. Anything that goes away without leaving a trace has disappeared.

Definitions of disappear
  1. verb
    become invisible or unnoticeable
    synonyms: go away, vanish
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    types:
    dematerialise, dematerialize
    become immaterial; disappear
    clear, dissipate
    go away or disappear
    bob under
    disappear suddenly, as if under the surface of a body of water
    type of:
    cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  2. verb
    become less intense and fade away gradually
    synonyms: evaporate, melt
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    type of:
    weaken
    become weaker
  3. verb
    get lost, as without warning or explanation
    “He disappeared without a trace”
    synonyms: go away, vanish
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    Antonyms:
    appear
    come into sight or view
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    fall away, fall off
    diminish in size or intensity
    fall
    go as if by falling
    die
    disappear or come to an end
    go
    be abolished or discarded
    absent, remove
    go away or leave
    blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass, pass off
    disappear gradually
    fade, wither
    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
    skip town, take a powder
    disappear without notifying anyone (idiom)
    die off, die out
    become extinct
    desorb
    go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed
  4. verb
    cease to exist
    synonyms: vanish
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    Antonyms:
    appear, come along
    come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
    type of:
    cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
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