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disappear

dis·ap·pear

disappear

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs pir
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Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: disappeared, disappearing, disappears
definition 1: to become no longer visible.
The plane disappeared in the clouds.The wizard cast a spell and made himself disappear.
synonyms:
vanish
antonyms:
appear, come, materialize
similar words:
disperse, dissolve, evanesce, fade, recede
definition 2: to become nonexistent.
In the afternoon, the clouds disappeared.With the new government, their freedoms disappeared.
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synonyms:
vanish
antonyms:
appear, begin, survive
similar words:
die, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, evaporate, fade, pass, perish
definition 3: to vanish from the awareness of or contact with others.
In rebellion, she went off to Europe where she disappeared for several months.
synonyms:
vanish
similar words:
fade, recede, retreat, withdraw
Word Parts
The word disappear contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-