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ephemeral (adj.)

1560s; see ephemera + -al (1). Originally of diseases and lifespans, "lasting but one day;" extended sense of "transitory" is from 1630s. Related: Ephemerally; ephemerality.

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Definitions of ephemeral
1
ephemeral (n.)
anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form;
Synonyms: ephemeron
2
ephemeral (adj.)
lasting a very short time;
the ephemeral joys of childhood
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