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Word: evanescent

Definition: fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce


Sentences Containing 'evanescent'

A fire of criticism from pamphlets, newspapers and reviews opened on his volume of "Orations", published in 1823; but the excitement produced was merely superficial and essentially evanescent.
Evanescent field detection principle is most commonly used in an optical biosensor system as the transduction principle . This principle is one of the most sensitive detection methods.
In times of strong emotion mankind disdain all base considerations; but such times are evanescent.
These wires guide light in the form of an evanescent wave, permit very sharp bending of the light.

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