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English Dictionary: fugacious by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
fugacious
adj
  1. lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
    Synonym(s): ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fugacious \Fu*ga"cious\, a. [L. fugax, fugacis, from fugere: cf.
      F. fugace. See {Fugitive}.]
      1. Flying, or disposed to fly; fleeing away; lasting but a
            short time; volatile.
  
                     Much of its possessions is so hid, so fugacious, and
                     of so uncertain purchase.                  --Jer. Taylor.
  
      2. (Biol.) Fleeting; lasting but a short time; -- applied
            particularly to organs or parts which are short-lived as
            compared with the life of the individual.
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