"disappearing" in the noun sense
1. disappearance, disappearing
the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
"disappearing" in the verb sense
1. disappear, vanish, go away
get lost, as without warning or explanation
"He disappeared without a trace"
2. vanish, disappear, go away
become invisible or unnoticeable
"The effect vanished when day broke"
3. vanish, disappear
cease to exist
"An entire civilization vanished"
4. melt, disappear, evaporate
become less intense and fade away gradually
"her resistance melted under his charm"
"her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
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