el desvanecimiento
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desvanecimiento

A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (loss of consciousness)
a. fainting fit
La mujer sufrió un desvanecimiento cuando vio entrar a su esposo, al que habían dado por muerto.The woman had a fainting fit when she saw her husband, who had been given up for dead, coming in.
b. fainting spell
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mañana voy al médico porque en los últimos días he tenido varios desvanecimientos.I'm going to see a doctor tomorrow because I've had several fainting spells in the last few days.
2. (disappearance)
a. fading
Las fuertes nevadas trajeron consigo el desvanecimiento de toda esperanza de salvar la cosecha de ese año.The heavy snowfalls meant the fading of all hope of saving that year's harvest.
b. blurring
Con el desvanecimiento de la frontera entre ficción y realidad, desaparecen también las fronteras entre géneros.With the blurring of the boundary between fiction and reality, there also disappear the boundaries between genres.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
(arrogance)
a. haughtiness
El cortesano respondía a las preguntas de la reina con un desvanecimiento que estaba fuera de lugar.The courtier answered the queen's questions with a haughtiness that was out of place.
b. vanity
El desvanecimiento de estos hombres los pierde.These men's vanity is their downfall.
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desvanecimiento
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (desmayo)
a. fainting fit
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desvanecimiento
1 (desaparición) [de colores, recuerdo, sonido] fading; [de contornos] blurring; [de dudas] dispelling
2 (Med) fainting fit; fainting spell; (EEUU)
3 (Fotografía) masking
4 (Rad) fading
5 (engreimiento) vanity
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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