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
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v become invisible or unnoticeable

Synonyms:
go away, vanish
Types:
dematerialise, dematerialize
become immaterial; disappear
clear
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

v become less intense and fade away gradually

Synonyms:
evaporate, melt
Type of:
weaken
become weaker

v get lost, as without warning or explanation

“He disappeared without a trace”
Synonyms:
go away, vanish
Antonyms:
appear
come into sight or view
Types:
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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

v cease to exist

Synonyms:
vanish
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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