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Meaning of ephemeral

e•phem•er•al

Pronunciation: (i-fem'ur-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood.
  2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.
—n.
  1. anything short-lived, as certain insects.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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