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vanish

van·ish

vanish

 
pronunciation:
vae nihsh
part of speech: verb
inflections: vanished, vanishes, vanishing
definition 1: to disappear suddenly from sight.
The ghost appeared and then vanished.
synonyms:
disappear
antonyms:
appear
similar words:
disperse, evaporate
definition 2: to stop existing; to end.
Her smile vanished when she heard the bad news.
synonyms:
disappear, evaporate
antonyms:
endure
similar words:
cease, disperse, dissolve, end, expire, fade, perish
derivations: vanisher (n.), vanishment (n.)