vanish

A car driving into the distance, a member of a near-extinct species, or that last piece of pecan pie in the refrigerator — any of these things is likely to vanish soon, meaning "to disappear."

The word vanish entered English by way of French, but it can be traced back to the Latin word evanescere, meaning to “die away” or “to dissipate.” The word covers all kinds of disappearing acts, from the disappearance of an object or a person. You might, for example, vanish from school when the last bell rings on Friday. Things we can't see can also vanish, like the stress that vanishes when your big project is complete.

Definitions of vanish
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v become invisible or unnoticeable

“The effect vanished when day broke”
Synonyms:
disappear, go away
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 pass away rapidly

Synonyms:
fell, fly
fly, vaporize
decrease rapidly and disappear
Type of:
elapse, glide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
pass by

v decrease rapidly and disappear

“the money vanished in las Vegas”
Synonyms:
fly, vaporize
fell, fly
pass away rapidly
Type of:
decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range

v cease to exist

“An entire civilization vanished
Synonyms:
disappear
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

v get lost, as without warning or explanation

Synonyms:
disappear, go away
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

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