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
  1. verb
    become invisible or unnoticeable
    “The effect vanished when day broke”
    synonyms: disappear, go away
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    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
    pass away rapidly
    synonyms: fell, fly
    fly, vaporize
    decrease rapidly and disappear
  3. verb
    decrease rapidly and disappear
    “the money vanished in las Vegas”
    synonyms: fly, vaporize
    fell, fly
    pass away rapidly
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    decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  4. verb
    cease to exist
    “An entire civilization vanished
    synonyms: disappear
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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
  5. verb
    get lost, as without warning or explanation
    synonyms: disappear, go away
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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
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