Evanescent

Definition of Evanescent

Ev`a`nes´cent
a.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, in some petty cases, is almost evanescent.
- Wollaston.

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