desvanecerse
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desvanecerse(
dehs
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bah
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neh
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sehr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (medicine)
a. to faint
Gabriela dijo que se sentía mal y de repente se desvaneció.Gabriela said she felt bad and suddenly fainted.
2. (to disappear)
a. to clear (smoke or fog)
Aparcamos a un lado de la carretera y esperamos hasta que la niebla se desvaneció.We parked on one side of the road and waited for the fog to clear.
b. to disperse (smoke or fog)
El humo tardó mucho en desvanecerse.It took a long time for the smoke to disperse.
c. to be dispelled (doubts or fears)
Mis dudas se desvanecieron en el momento en que lo vi entrar por la puerta.My doubts were dispelled the moment I saw him coming through the door.
d. to fade (memory or hope)
Con el paso del tiempo sus recuerdos empezaron a desvanecerse.His memories began to fade with the passing of time.
e. to vanish (suspicions or vision)
Nuestras sospechas se desvanecieron cuando lo conocimos mejor.Our suspicions vanished when we got to know him better.
desvanecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make disappear)
a. to dispel (doubts or fears)
Su carta desvaneció todas mis dudas.His letter dispelled all my doubts.
b. to dissipate (smoke or fog)
El viento desvaneció el humo.The wind dissipated the smoke.
4. (to decolor)
a. to fade
El tiempo había desvanecido los colores de los tapices.Time had faded the colors of the tapestries.
5. (to make indistinct)
a. to blur
Una niebla densa desvanecía los contornos de los edificios.A dense fog blurred the outlines of the buildings.
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desvanecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (humo, nubes)
a. to dissipate, to disperse
2. (sospechas, temores)
a. to dispel
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (desmayarse)
a. to faint
4. (humo, nubes, color)
a. to clear, to disappear
5. (sonido, sospechas, temores)
a. to fade away
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desvanecer
transitive verb
1 (hacer desaparecer) [+objeto] to make disappear; [+duda] to dispel; [+recuerdo, temor] to banish
2 (Arte) [+colores] to tone down; [+contorno] to blur
3 (Fotografía) to mask
4 (envanecer) to make conceited
el dinero lo ha desvanecido the money has gone to his head
pronominal verb
desvanecerse
1 (desaparecer) [+humo, niebla] to clear; disperse; [+recuerdo, sonido] to fade; fade away; [+duda] to be dispelled
2 (Med) to faint
3 (Química) to evaporate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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