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vanish

verb [I] uk   /ˈvæn.ɪʃ/ us  
B2 to disappear or stop being present or existing, especially in a sudden, surprising way: The child vanished while on her way home from school. We rushed out of the shop in hot pursuit, but the thief had vanished into thin air (= had completely disappeared). Cheap rural housing is vanishing in the south of the country.
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